I have a tendency to idealize moments in my past and wonder why things today don’t measure up. It’s easy to forget that before or even during every exciting moment, every dream come true, or every big adventure there was a struggle.
There have been times all along my spiritual journey when I’ve wondered if God is here. There have been days throughout even the best years of my life when I’ve felt like a failure.
The fact of the matter is, life is a struggle. Even with the peace of Christ reigning in our hearts, we will experience the tug of war that comes with having our feet on solid ground and our hearts in heaven.
If you are struggling now, don’t forget that even our best moments are found when joy pierces adversity. That God is here. And that in this world we will struggle, but we can take heart. He has overcome.
“In this world you will have troubles. But take heart, I have overcome the world.” – Jesus (John 16:33)
“I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” – Jesus (Matthew 28:20b)