Life is a struggle. And even more so when one becomes stronger in faith and commit as a believer in Christ.
I haven’t wrote much here, not much to be introspective about when one goes on coping with life’s struggle. But the concept of ‘life struggle’ is no longer verb for me, but a noun; meaning to say that even as we go through this experience of life struggles or challenges, we no longer struggle with it.
While happiness is a temporal state which is unsustainable and fleeting, attaining peace despite life struggle is possible.
This year was challenging for me. Other than taking care of a sick elderly parent who’s recovering from various illnesses, there were also personal battles I had to deal with. One was letting go of company that was not good for me, and learning to say no to them. Secondly, it’s the battle within, letting go of negative thoughts that have inevitably accumulated over the years due to grief in the family.
On the surface, I may project this strong image of a warrior princess who has minimal emotions and feelings. But beneath it all, I’m still a vulnerable woman who has delicate feelings that I hide from the world, or rather learnt to put under covers.
Life is never perfect. But despite all my cynicism about the world, i often look at it with childlike hope.
The bible offers a lot of sources of solace about struggles and suffering.
Good times, bad times, the only rock is my Christ my Lord.
The moment I saw Him as a constant in my life, that’s when I stopped struggling in life struggles and found peace, love and joy in a heart that’s tattered many times over.