Struggle: When Life Makes No Sense How to Get Through What You're Going Through October 3, 2021
You might say this when you order no pickles on your burger, but it comes with pickles anyway.
Or when you need to meet a work deadline, but you keep getting interrupted.
“The struggle is real!”
When the pillows at your hotel are more like pancakes than pillows.
When it’s “bring your own” TP at the airport bathrooms in Honduras. And you didn’t!
Or when you can’t find a real Diet Coke anywhere outside of the US!
First world problems!
Difficulty is part of the rhythm of life. Everything is broken, and that creates problems.
Today, I tried to order lunch delivered to the office. Placed the order. Paid online. And then, a Door Dash driver calls to tell us the restaurant is slammed. Full dining room, only three staff, and 6 drivers waiting for delivery orders. Our guy has waited 30 minutes already, and can’t wait any longer. “You should probably just cancel the order” he says. One more problem to solve.
In Genesis 3:17, after Adam and Eve has chosen their way, rather than obedience to God’s way, God tells them, “All your life you will struggle…” And they did. And we have. Do. Will. Struggle IS real, for everyone. Some of it we create ourselves. Some is foisted on us by the actions of others. No matter how it happens, or where it comes from, we all face it.
This week, in the 4th episode of our series How to Get Through What You’re Going Through, we’re taking a look at the reality of struggle. Though we all face difficulty, we’re not all in the same boat. What feels like a struggle for me, might not be a struggle for you. But no matter what struggle you are facing, there is a healthy way to navigate through it and get to the other side successfully.
Oh, and our Door Dash dude…he showed up with lunch just as we were hatching a new plan. So, no struggle after all! I’m sure another is just around the corner. But we’ll be ready. Join us this Sunday, and you will be too.
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