A struggler’s planet

178595941443505487_MaCT5h5E_bNobody escapes it. Each has his own struggle.

This one struggles with money. That one struggles with addiction. He has no self-esteem. She is losing her marriage. Injustice stalks us all; don’t think anyone leads a charmed life.

But if the common denominator is struggle, there are too many options for numerators. He masks pain with rash behavior, abandonment to hedonism. She locks into power struggles, putting down others to plop herself on top.

antwaterdropI pray. I avoid the self-destructive “remedies.” And pointless one-upping.

It seems the vast majority go everywhere except the Answer. I go to God, the answer. Call to me and I will answer you — Jer. 33:3a NIV. Despair not your struggles; everybody has them. Just go to the Answer.

15 responses to “A struggler’s planet

  1. Yes, he is the answer…in fact, as I type I’m seeking him again…Thank goodness, he plans for us to continue to need him. I’m thankful he never tires of us.

  2. Extremely good point. I find time and time again that people gain perspective when they realize they aren’t the only one struggling.

  3. yourothermotherhere

    Well said.

  4. This is my response too..now. Sometimes I regret the years when I turned to everything and everyone else but He redeems even that. He is good and He is always the answer.

  5. Thank God that with time, maturity and practice we learn to go to Him first.

  6. Thank you MSB for reminding us that with God, all things are possible, including getting through our struggles.
    And… You’ve been nominated for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award.” It is very fitting for you and your ministry. You’ve great and uplifting reads, and I am blessed to have found you.
    Go to link: http://his4glorydotcom.wordpress.com/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    Keep on blogging lady and Congratulations!! 🙂

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