Life Is… HARD!

Posted: April 16, 2015 in Life Is...
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After three weeks the number one answer by far is Life Is… HARD!

So how about you? Is life hard for you? Do you struggle all the time? Do you wish things were easier? If so, that puts you in exactly the same boat as most others.

People don’t realize it because we trick ourselves. We think, “If i had ‘X,’ everything would be fantastic! If i could just achieve ‘Y,’ then everything would be wonderful!”

Thing is, that’s not true. Guess what happens when we get our heart’s desire? We walk on a cloud for a few hours, weeks or maybe a month and then, we adjust. We think, if i were rich, life would be easy! If i were famous, life would be grand! If i could just looking like that person, i’d never have anything to complain about.

Everyone knows that rich people, famous people, successful people, extraordinarily beautiful people have just as many problems as everyone else. It’s just a different set of problems.

Matthew 6:34 (MSG) says, “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”

Here’s what i have found… my life is hard when i take my attention off Him. AND… the farther away from Him i get the harder life is. This is one of those experiential things. i can share till i’m blue in the face but you won’t get it until you experience it for yourself. Perhaps the picture can at least bring us some perspective.

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  1. ldipascal says:

    Ed, this photo screams a thousand cries for help. I read your post to Carson and we talked about the photo tonight. We are extremely blessed and yet, foolishly naïve to the fact that our world is so utterly broken. The child in this photo may no longer be alive, but there are thousands more just like him, going to sleep tonight with an empty stomach. Your post has challenged me to pray harder, longer and with greater conviction the least of these.

    From: me and I Am’s Blog Reply-To: me and I Am’s Blog Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:58 PM To: LEAH DIPASCAL Subject: [New post] Life IsŠ HARD!

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