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When Life Gets Hard

We’ve all encountered moments in our lives when things get tough. We feel disappointed, and some days it gets really hard. Sometimes, it can even get to the point where we feel frustrated with God, wondering how He would allow this to happen. But what we have to remember is that God never said we wouldn’t have disappointments. God never said life would be easy. He has promised us many things, but an easy or stress-free life is not one of them. Rather, He promises that he will be there with us through the hard times and will never leave our side.

To me, this is comforting. It reminds me that it’s not like God is betraying me when something bad happens. For example, last week, I was taking my dog for a walk. He broke his leash and bolted in the opposite direction. During the half hour I spent chasing him down and bringing him back to my apartment, I could’ve blamed the situation on God, asking why He would allow my dog to run away and not come back when I called him. But that would be silly, because he’s a dog, and of course if he gets off his leash he’s going to enjoy his freedom – he’s a dog and that’s his instinct. It’s a small scale example compared to other bigger problems, but I remember during that time I was praying so hard for my dog to come home safely. I knew that God was with me. I knew that God never promised I wouldn’t have stress or hard times, but He did promise that He would always be with me.

Wouldn’t you rather lean on God during the hard times? He is there for you, just waiting for you to lean on Him and trust you. You just have to let Him. He won’t let you down.

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