Everyone has knowledge and experience in trials and pain and suffering. No matter what type of front they display on a social media feed there is trial and pain in their life too. The problem with comparing ourselves is that many people are very skilled at hiding their pain, trying to ignore the suffering. Worse yet is the news media and the sad way they choose to display their view of the world. There is a phrase I have heard used more when I was younger and not as much now…“you get what you give” or “what you will get out of this is determined by what you put into it” To me this provides one of the things missing in society today…accountability. Easy street is not a real place or a way to live. That doesn’t mean that we never will feel happy or joy but it depends on where you are looking for it, it depends on your perspective. The one place that helps with every day life and builds a strong foundation to live on is the Cross. Come to the Cross and live. May God’s peace be with you.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.”
(This photo was taken in May of 2014 at a lake place in central Minnesota)