“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Complete Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It seems you can’t go very long at all without coming across some new trouble in life. Each day brings a new problem or worry to be dealt with. I’ve been learning that the answer to each problem in life is to lean on Jesus. When you are already leaning all your weight on Christ there is nowhere for you to fall. No blast of wind can come and knock you over when the arms of the almighty God are supporting you. If we are leaning on earthly things we will see that the foundation you choose is always, always unsteady and faltering compared to the strength found in the truth of Christ. Because Christ suffered the ultimate suffering he is equipped to be the greatest comforter and he freely offers that comfort to each of his children. God does not promise to remove the sorrow from our lives, but he does promise to sustain us through it all.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 5:6-11