Even if it's on the other side of glory, the day will come when our struggles will be over. Jesus gave his life not so that our life will become easy and figured out. He died for us so that we can be free from sin and live in his peace and forgiveness REGARDLESS of our circumstances. Whether we get what we want or not does not determine our righteousness.
I wonder sometimes why some people seem to have it so easy. I struggle with things on a daily basis like how I'm gonna make ends meet this month, what career path to take, difficulty with my daughter's behavior, and whatever else. Then I see other people and it seems that they not only have it all but it came so easily to them. Some days I get frustrated and I question God thinking maybe I'm just unworthy of his goodness. Maybe I'm just not righteous enough, I would say to myself.
The other day I asked my step mom for prayer about this very thing because I was feeling bitter and envious towards a certain person who so often boasts about all of their wins in life. I knew I should be happy for them but instead I was feeling jealous. Anyway, my step mom, who is always so encouraging, reminded me that Gods plans for some people are different than others. And his plans for some may require more preparation and training for a bigger battle that HE knows is to come. He's getting us ready for a huge victory. The harder the battle the bigger the win! Hallelujah!
Then today, I was reading my bible and came across this scripture:
“When the Lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem, it was like a dream! We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the Lord has done for them.” Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us! What joy! Restore our fortunes, Lord, as streams renew the desert. Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.”
This was confirmation for me straight from the word of God! He promises his goodness at the end of our struggles and he's going to use our tough fight and great win for the good of his glory!! When it's put that way, our struggles seem totally worth it, don't they? I like to think my fight is for my kids, our future! Next generation victory!! I don't know about you but I would go to war for my kids anytime. Whatever the reason, I know that God has victory planned for me. So I got my armor on and Jesus on my team; I'm ready!! Stay blessed and UNHINDERED!