“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” Julie Andrews
The world is full of a lot of unhappiness and many people aren’t even sure they will have enough money to make it to the next pay check – if there is one. The economy seems like it’s in the pits. Work is hard to find. So what is a person to do?
We could throw up our hands in despair. We could moan and complain about our problems. We could drown our sorrows with alcohol or drugs. Or we could go to our heavenly Father and ask for His help.
God sometimes sends these tough times into our lives so that we remember who is in control, and like the prodigal son, return to Him when there is no other way out. The dad never gave up on his child, just like our Heavenly Father rejoices when His children return to Him. We should remember that His will is always designed for our good – even when we think the cards are stacked against us. If we follow our own path, it might lead to destruction.
Maybe if we didn’t wait so long to communicate with Him, the troubles would be less, but I believe that God allows them so that we always know that He is there to help. When things get tough, we should arm ourselves with the breastplate of righteousness and get tough too. God will give us the stamina, the resources, the promise, the Savior, the right path, the answers and all that will get us back on track.
He gave us the power, strength and drive to do great things. He also gave us the ability to rise above adversity and a mind to figure things out and move on. So when life gets tough, think of all that God has done for you. Your temporary suffering won’t last forever.