We all struggle. We all know this, then why do we still feel so alone in struggling? Because, I believe, deep down, we know this life is short and we may not choose when our last breath will be. The musical artist Sleeping at Last in “Needle and Thread” says, “Here we lay alone/In hospital beds, tracing life in our heads/But all that is left/Is that this was our entrance and now it’s our exit/As we find our way home.”
So how do we grapple with our finite existence? I believe we turn towards our lovingly Maker. He is our solution. In Heaven, we will exist forever in Him.
But I find we are afraid of being lonely for the rest of our lives. Waiting in line, impatiently with bruised hearts waiting for the next best thing.
Life has many wonderful opportunities to present itself to you. Just like when you read a book and get engrossed in the ups and down of the character, you too, have an opportunity to stand strong in the possibility of change. Every hurdle is a chance for growth. Irish poet William Butler Yeats put it this way, “Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.”
Growth is to key to happiness and personal development.
My biggest obstacle to growth was learning that’s ok to not always get my way. I don’t have to be anxious over things I can’t control. I don’t have to hold on to past habits and things. God wants to set you free. “For in Him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring” (Acts 17:28).
Rest in Him because He wants to rest in you.