Life is Difficult

Yes, my child, I do know life on this earth is difficult.
After giving up the benefits and privileges of heaven,
I only experienced thirty-three years on earth.
Yet, it was long enough to experience the pain and anguish of people.
You have glimpsed a portion of your eternal home.
You were very awed and blessed!
As you go through this trial, fix your mind on the things that are lovely.
It will make this day brighter.

white butterfly by catlovers
white butterfly, a photo by catlovers on Flickr.

There is a song which says “It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ.
One glimpse of His dear face, all sorrow will erase.”

I trust as you go through this day you will allow your mind to think on things that are lovely, admirable and worthy of praise to diminish the impact of your problems.

About Rose Spillenaar Harmer

Rose is a retired marriage and family therapist and speaks on subjects related to prayer, spirituality, marriage and mental health. She travels throughout North America and one of her favorite subjects is "listening to God" through scripture, sermons and the still, inaudible voice of the Holy Spirit. She writes a weekly devotional called
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2 Responses to Life is Difficult

  1. lisa owens says:

    Did you write this just for me?


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