Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Why can't it be easy?

"Why can't it be easy?" she asks.
That is the eternal question.
Why do we have to struggle?

School is hard.
Study. Take a test. Make a bad grade.
Study some more.

Friendships take work.
Friends who boss you around and get in your business.
Overlook their shortcomings.

Relationships take dedication.
Words are said. Feelings are hurt.
Decide to work through it.

 I read somewhere, "If we did not struggle,
we would not need faith."
Faith should get us through it.

But sometimes it does not feel like enough.
What do you do when that happens?
What sustains you then?

God does. Even though we feel alone, He is there.
Holding us together when we are falling apart.
His footprints in the sand remind us that he carries us in the hardest times.