Hard Times

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

Life often has hard experiences for all of us. It may be the loss of our health, a job, or even more difficult, the loss of a loved one. These and many other factors in life can be really hard. But we who live a typical American lifestyle most often face only temporary hardships. That’s the time to recognize with appreciation the many other facets of life that bring joy and satisfaction.

Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realize that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life. (Ecclesiastes 7:14)