For some of us, it gets like that. During times like that, life sucks and it is hard. Times like that are more than difficult: they are impossible and during those periods there is a complete lack of joy.
In fact, all one sees during those times is bad. All that one feels is pain.
For the Christian these are difficult to say the least. Times can become so painful and overbearing we can get where we simply don’t want to live anymore.
We see life as horrible and our relations and accomplishments as nothing but failures.
These characterizations can be completely real and honest; yet, once again, the Christian MUST see beyond the immediate or the elements in front of us or the barriers during the present.
For in all the cruelty and badness we are encompassed with, the GOOD is also there. The problem is: at the moment, one cannot see the good for we are blinded with our own problems and with our own circumstances.
During those times, we need to buy time. During those days when you no longer want to live, one must force them self to see that exiting out of this world is selfish. More importantly, one must know and realize that the world is not static and no matter how difficult or impossible our circumstances seem at the time, things will change.
No, I won’t lie and say everything will be alright. They will NOT be alright. But, what I am saying is that God is Good and life is worth living because of HIM.
And because of Him, there are many other people involved and they too are worth living for.
And so, when life is not worth living and we don’t want to live anymore, we must—–I repeat, we must look at others and climb out of the grief of self.
Once out of self we will see the good and when we see the good we will also see our Lord in the middle of it. For no matter how bad things truly are: Christ is there with us. The important thing is for us to remain with HIM.