Many have the misconception that when you form a relationship with Christ, life becomes a bed of roses – free from everything everyone is tired of.
Far from it my friend.
The harsh truth is, it becomes “harder” (that, or we just become increasingly more aware of how life really is). You may ask what difference it would do. If life is hard either way, then why choose a path that “cages” you from a long list of to-dos and not-to-dos? Better the one where you are free to choose whatever you will, right?
Everyone is fighting their own battles, in their own battlefields. Some may choose the path of oneself. Some choose the other. But the bottom line is: we all face the same thing. The answer is this: when we choose to side with Christ, He becomes our partner. We need not to face the battle alone anymore.
It tiring to continue on the same routine every day. We wake up, we go to school or work, we face the same people, and we deal with the same problems that we feel were already there even before we were born. It’s redundant – it’s sickening to repeat the same process over and over again, with nothing but a single improvement from the day all of these things started. Where is God? And even if we do choose Christ above all else, we’ll still face the same thorns we had yesterday. But here’s what is so amazing about the Lord – He has given His WORD that He’ll not leave us through it all. I’m not saying that He abandons those who choose the other path. He never abandons anyone. Ever. It’s just that, He respects free will. And it is of free will that going the other way indirectly tells Him we are capable of handling things on our own. So while He really wanted to help and free us from our burdens, He stays behind, sadly watching us with a heavy heart. In the same way, it is also of free will that choosing Him tells Him we need Him – that we can’t do this alone. And because we allowed Him, so He works out the circumstances for us.
The Bible is full of instances where God’s presence is felt during the darkest times of people’s lives. David was saved from Abimelech. Daniel was delivered from the lion’s den. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego lived through the furnace. Moses was spared from death in the hands of Pharaoh. Paul survived all beatings and all prisons.
Jesus rose from the dead.
These things happened so long in the past. And it still happens today. The Lord never changes – He is the same yesterday, today and forever – so rest assured He’ll do the same deliverance to us.
If you are experiencing any trouble of any kind (your parents are on the verge of separation, you’re the odd one out in the family, you are bullied in school, your finances are not enough to support your needs, you are looked down upon at work, or even just plain simple battles like battle with yourself), the Lord wants you to know that you are not alone. He never left you. He sees you and He desires to save you from those burdens, just as how much you desire to be free from them. He wants to take those burdens away from you so you just have to let Him, and choose to leave everything to Him. He can be trusted, that I assure you.
The Lord cares for you.
The Lord loves you.
Psalm 34: 19
“The disciples so often get into trouble;
Still, GOD is there every time”
Still, God is there every time.