Have you ever thought about Christ’s life here on this earth? He suffered, He was crucified. He is God but His life here on earth was hard.
As I sat down with the written Word, after the baby was down for the night, I asked God to teach me and show me a broad picture of the book of Philippians.
There is so much in this short book, so many deep things to dig into and Theological implications to contemplate. However, what I saw jumping out time after time throughout is that life is Hard. Paul had it hard, Epaphroditus almost died! But Paul had a heavenly perspective and he addresses the hardships of this life in light of Christ and the eternal!
Life is hard BUT Christ is working in us!
Life is hard BUT Christ’s gospel is going forward!
Life is hard BUT we suffer with Christ – not alone!
Life is hard BUT there is confidence in Christ!
Life is hard BUT Christ is returning and will fit us with a glorified body!
Life is hard BUT Christ promises peace when we pray with thanksgiving!
Life is hard BUT Christ gives strength to endure even the hardest circumstances!
Life is hard BUT Christ provides everything we need!
Life IS hard…but regardless of this fact, in our hearts and minds we can rejoice. We can have peace. We can be confident. We can shine in this hard, temporary world because we have a kind, eternal Savior!!!
Stand Tall and Rejoice!