A Hard Life

When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard,” I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?” (Sydney J. Harris, 20th-century American journalist)

At times we probably all think that life is hard. Problems on the job, serious health concerns, financial woes, and much more. All can make life very difficult. We must take them seriously, of course, and work hard to alleviate the difficult issues. But if we have a job, follow good medical counsel, make sound financial plans, we can overcome the hard times and be at peace.

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance (Romans 5:3).