Just Because You’re Struggling

This is from Facebook. I imagine that there are quite a few people that feel like they are failing when they are struggling. It’s very hard to understand how anybody can even think that they are not failing when the struggling gets worse and worse, and it seems like things are never going to change. I have gone through it many many times. But I have some secrets that I try to fall back on, and here lately they have worked just fine.

I love music, especially Christian music and Southern Gospel. Whenever things start going wrong, I try to sing as many songs as I can remember. This is especially true when I am alone. It’s sort of praying and singing at the same time, if you can imagine it. Music has always cheered me up. Especially the songs we sing in Church. After all the Bible says:

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I looked it up on Google and this is what the results are.

Psalm 100 is the 100th psalm in the Hebrew Bible of the Book of Psalms. In English, it is translated as Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.” in the King James Version (KJV), and as “O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands” in the Book of Common Prayer (BCP).

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I make a noise that is joyful to me. I don’t know how joyful it is to other people, but as long as it’s joyful to me at the time, that’s all that matters.

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Sometimes I try to think of really special and upbeat things to try. One of the things that I try is reading the poem, “God Has Not Promised” You will find it below. I looked this up on Google as well.

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BY ANNIE JOHNSON FLINT
God hath not promised skies always blue, 
Flower strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun with out rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

Chorus:

But God hath promised strength for the day, 
Rest for the labor, light for the way;
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

Chorus

God hath not promised we shall not know 
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe; 
He hath not told us we shall not bear 
Many a burden, Many a care.

Chorus

God hath not promised smooth roads and wide, 
Swift, easy travel, needing no guide;
Never a mountain rocky and steep,
Never a river turbid and deep.

Chorus

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Not everybody has everything handed to them on a silver platter. And even the ones that do seemingly have everything, could still be struggling. Struggling just shows that you are trying to accomplish whatever thing it is that you are working on.