Job 14:1-2
“Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.”

My grandmother used to say, “Life's too short to rush,” to which I replied, “But if life is short, shouldn’t we rush to get things done?” When I was older, I understood exactly what she meant. Life is short. Job, in the midst of his greatest trial, said that a man’s life is short and it is full of trouble. It is just like a flower in the field rising up one day then fading away the next; it is beautiful, but only for a moment.

Scott Peck writes in his book, A Road Less Travelled, that as soon as we realize life is difficult, a greater clarity comes to us. Life is tough, so what is the point of complaining about it or what is the point of being anxious about it? We just have to keep on living. The Scripture says our toil is but of a few days and not worthy to be compared to the richness that awaits us in glory (Romans 8:18). Why not purpose within yourself to get up every morning and live the best day you possibly can, instead of complaining about what is tough?

There are some situations in life that are harder than others. If you have ever lost a close loved one you can understand this type of grief. If you have ever dealt with a serious illness you know how hard it can be to understand. Yet in all of these situations we can have something to be thankful for, and that is a Savior and a Friend that knows exactly what is going on. He brings us through the hardest of trials, and He will bring us home one day.

With this simple fact we can be thankful and move on and live each day to the best of our ability, because His mercy is new every morning. Life is short and full of trouble. Why not make the best out of every moment? Perhaps when you do you will inspire someone else to do the same.

57-0303A - “Why Is It That So Many Christians Find It So Hard To Live The Christian Life?”
"You mean that if I walk up there and stand there? What if I don't get nothing?" Well, brother, what can you lose by proving to God that you want to make a effort to get it? How you ever going to get it setting there like that? Get a move. Get up. Raise up and walk up. Confess before the people. Look at these people here, members of your churches. And they're witnessing before God, and before you, that they know their life is short of those things. They might have spoke with tongues; they might have prophesied; they might have preached; they might've done all these things; but yet they know that something in there is just not there, and they're willing to confess it. You mean the God of heaven won't look down and honor that? He's got to.

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