Everyone that has lived for any length of time on this earth, has endured hardship, troubles, and disappointment. Life is not always easy. It doesn’t matter whether you are rich or poor, Christian or non-christian, famous or unknown, sooner or later you will face difficult times in your life.
The difference is, as a Christian, you can lean on Jesus during those hard times, To lean on someone, takes so little effort. Jesus wants us to lean on Him when we are weak. He can lighten the load. We may be weak, but He is strong. Let His strength work through us.
Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
As a believer, you know that God is ultimately in control and wants only the best for us. He can work any situation into our ultimate good.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
When we diligently contemplate the omnipotence of God, the glory of Christ, and the sacrifice that He made for us, plus all the things He has prepared for us in heaven that we will enjoy for all eternity, it puts our troubles and distresses here on earth in greater perspective when compared to our eternal home. Not to make light of our troubles here on earth, for they can be very overwhelming, but they all grow on the overvaluation of temporal things. All things in this life are transitory and perishing, affecting only the outward man or body, perhaps even to the killing of it. The best things here below have nothing that is truly substantial or abiding in them. For what are all the things of this life, the good, and evil of them, in comparison to our home in glory. With the help of Christ, we can overcome any pain, sickness, sorrow, fear, danger, and even death. Knowing that these are all outward, transitory, and passing away, fixing our minds on those things which are eternal and filled with incomprehensible glory.
To the believer, this world is the only hell they will ever know. To the unbeliever, this world is the only heaven they will ever know.