A friend of mine recently said “I quit my job 5 times today”. No he’s not a policeman or sewer tech. He’s a missionary! In today’s world, any job can be stressful enough to make us want to quit 5 times a day. Sometimes I wonder if it is worth getting up in the morning!
Life is hard. It’s not easy to be young and it’s not easy to be old. Rich or poor – challenges are overwhelming. How do we carry on? Is it all worth the trouble?
I had the following scripture saved from month’s ago. I started reading it and thought that I had written it. Surprisingly, it is from the Bible!!!!! Imagine that, David had trials way back then too. He dealt with complaining. He had was ready to explode and quit too.
It doesn’t make our situations any easier but it does help to keep it all in perspective. It really is a brief time on earth . . .
Psalm 39 Living Bible (TLB)
39 I said to myself, I’m going to quit complaining! I’ll keep quiet, especially when the ungodly are around me. 2-3 But as I stood there silently the turmoil within me grew to the bursting point. The more I mused, the hotter the fires inside. Then at last I spoke and pled with God: 4 Lord, help me to realize how brief my time on earth will be. Help me to know that I am here for but a moment more.