Recently, as I was working through a personal challenge in my mind, I was reminded of how difficult life can be. We were not promised that life will always be easy or comfortable, and I don’t know anyone who believes it is. Our family members battle health issues and financial challenges. Friends lose loved ones and experience family break-ups. Businesses suffer losses, economic challenges and pandemics. Churches and civic organizations face internal battles and external negative forces. Everyone knows the saying, “It’s always something”, and it is! There is always some kind of a battle going on. We always face challenges large or small. Life is about how we deal with these things, not just what we are dealing with at the moment.
It may seem funny that I am writing about how difficult life is just one week after writing about the importance of being thankful. I actually don’t consider that to be inconsistent. Life is challenging, but we continue to be blessed with opportunities and solutions. How you get through your challenges today and this week make you who you are in the days, weeks and years to come.