A young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer:
“Lord, I can’t go on,” he said. “I have too heavy a cross to bear.”
The Lord replied, “My son, if you can’t bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then, open that other door and pick out any cross you wish.”
The man was filled with relief and said, “Thank you Lord,” and he did as he was told. Upon entering the other room, he saw many crosses; some so large the tops were not visible. Then, he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall.
“I’d like that one, Lord,” he whispered.
The Lord replied, “My son, that is the cross you just brought in.”
“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
When life’s pain, sorrows, sufferings and miseries seem overwhelming, it helps to look around and see what other people are coping with.
You may consider yourself far more fortunate than you imagined.
“We should never blame a single day in our life. Good day gives happiness. Bad days give ‘experience’.”
“Everybody at some point is going to have adversity. I think, if we don’t learn from that, then it was just a penalty. But if we use it, then it becomes tuition.” — Dr. Phil McGraw
Whatever your cross
Whatever your pain
There will always be sunshine
After the rain
Perhaps you may stumble
Perhaps even fall
But God’s always there
To help you through it all.