accepting the struggle

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If your law had not been my delight,
    I would have perished in my affliction.

Life consists of struggle on many levels. There really seems to be no end to them. The issue becomes just how to handle them.

Some basics: We need to remain in scripture, in God’s word, and in prayer. And we need to remain in the fellowship of God’s people.

Sometimes I think I can hardly go on. Life seems overwhelming. Actually since I’ve experienced this feeling so many times, I know better, and I return to one basic over and over again. I will open my Bible, perhaps a little New Testament (I have one with Psalms and Proverbs), and I will slowly work through a book, through passages, through verses. Hopefully God’s word is getting hold of me, getting a root into my life. And out of that I am strengthened so that I…

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