Between A Rock and A Hard Place?
Christians carry ever deepening hardship in this furious world. Weakness is further multiplied by the weariness of age.
Yes, my faith has been blessed, yet surely the seasons abound when burdens exceed the blessings - they weigh heavier than blessings lift?
Life is hard, torment harder.
In reality life is as empty as midnight is black.
King Solomon and the prophet Isaiah are right as they reflected upon its hollowness:
eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die. (Ecclesiastes 8:15 & Isaiah 22:13)
Moreso the honors of life are as fleeting as the decay from youth is guaranteed.
The weakening of the mind and the body confirms all things must pass.
I have slowly learned that accumulation no more satisfies than greed brings peace. He who dies with the most does not win.
But what is available to the seeker/searcher is hope. Hope is their energy for the pursuit of betterment, and faith a postcard to a more pleasing tomorrow.
Hope and faith wisely considered will throw the eyes upwards as the heart bends their knees down.
Life can be watered with affliction or even flooded. Yet it is hope, faith and love that keeps the empty, tearing, or torn heart still ticking. Thus a pained soul still may rise in song, and tearful eyes can be filled with light.
So, in the meantime until well-being abounds:
be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer. (Romans 12:12)
SO, who is this endurance available to?
There is no speech or language where the works and the glory of God are not heard. (Psalm 19:3)
Today's Soul Snippet:
'The whole life of a man until he is converted to Christ is a ruinous labyrinth of wanderings.' ~ John Calvin
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