Today we are going to talk about #2 on our list of things we should say more often.
Life is tough, but so are you.
Most of the time life can be pretty difficult. It is very rare that the stars all line up and everything seems to be going our way. Usually, things will go wrong. During these times life can seem really tough. When they do, we have to have the ability to tell ourselves that we are tougher and we will get through this tough time.
There are times when life will really knock the wind out of your sails. It could be the death of a family member or close friend, a bad medical report, a major repair bill comes up that you can’t afford. There can also be times where a lot of little things seem to go wrong and the little things compound and lead to a real sense of futility.
It is during these times that we have to find the ability within ourselves to get through them and not let life get the better of you. If you have a relationship with God, this would be the perfect time to pray and let God take some of the burden off of you. It is also a good idea to confide in a close friend or family member. They can give advice, help you see things from a different perspective, and maybe take some of the load off of you.
As humans, we were meant to be in relationship with each other so when tough things come, it is not the time to crawl into a hole and try to isolate yourself from everyone. When you do this, it can make the tough times seem even more overwhelming.
Our assignment this week is to remember that even though life can be tough, we are tough too so we should not let tough times defeat us. Look to God and other people to help you when you begin to feel overwhelmed and let them help you out of your tough spot. If everything is going absolutely great in your life right now, then find someone else who seems to be struggling and offer to help them. We were meant to go through life together so lets not forget that when help is needed the very most.