If Life Were Easy

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Life being easy – isn’t that a funny thought? Let’s be real, no one has an easy life. If someone tells you they do, I can reassure you – they’re lying. At some point, we’ve all been through hard times. But think, what if life were easy?

We would go about our days with no cares in the world. We would lose sight of why we’re here in the first place. Life is hard, and it’s hard for a reason. We have to remember that. If we didn’t have difficult times in our lives, when would we lean on God? I strongly believe God has allowed us to struggle at times so we come back to him. He helps bring us through the hardest of days, all we have to do is believe and ask.

While reading the book of Genesis, I finished on a pretty powerful verse. “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20.  Joseph told his brothers, who sold him into slavery, that he forgave them. He forgave them because God had a greater plan for him, as he does for us. Jacob suffered through many rough days, but he clung to his faith, and it provided him with the strength to conquer the sins of his brothers. We don’t always understand the plan during the storm, but when the rain ceases, it’s clear. We must hold tight to our faith and know that God keeps his word.

He waits for us with open arms. So when times get tough, remember: you have the Creator of Nations on your side. He is waiting for you, rooting for you, and there for you when you need him, even when you think you don’t.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
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