There is not getting around it. Sometimes life really sucks. No sugar coating or Pollyanna view, positive thoughts, positive imaging, or anything else or earth can change that. And once life sucks, more than likely things will grow even worse.
It would be pure BS for me to say that you can take it. Too, on top of that, if you are going to hang around, then you will take it in spite of yourself. Yes, that sucks even more but that is how it is for those who endure.
People endure because they are tough. They endure because of an inner faith that pulls them over, because no matter how much the odds are against them, they make it.
Of course, this doesn’t help you one single bit. I would have to be a liar to insist that it did and most of the time, that’s exactly what others will do for you. They will lie.
Whenever a close one in the family dies, it hurts and it hurts like hell. The same is true for a divorce or an illness or tragic accident that occurs. All of these events are devastating. They strike down to our very spirit, our soul and we feel lost and dejected.
And while I told you nothing helps…no not our thoughts or fears or strengths, that’s when we go to Jesus.
If there is one promise that Jesus has made to us and that was that he would be there always. His presence can make a difference. No, the dead here on earth won’t immediately come to life or a whole lot of other miracles we’d like to see, but His presence can overtake our life as opposed to the darkness of the world.
In this experience we do not have words, we have presence. We have comfort through the presence of others: those who love us and those who care about us and those who care enough to stick around.
Sure. Life will still suck in those times. But the presence of God’s son gives us hope in spite of the agony, in spite of the pain. And your presence does the same for it will be the spirit of the Lord in you that they will see in times like that.
Life can suck and hurt like hell at times. In times like those it is important for the rest of us to step in and be there. Our presence, like Jesus, is one more comfort for those wracked with the fever of desolation and insufferable pain. And for all of that, life will suck a little less.