Many of our friends and family members, even many of us, are dealing with some pretty difficult situations right now. Last week I was reading in the Book of James and a couple of scriptures jumped out to me:
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12
The crown of life comes to those who know the deep, deep rest and security by a tested faith.
But the one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, having not been a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be bless in all that he does. James 2:25
Read this scripture a couple of times!
The "perfect" law is the law of liberty. Scripture says, "It is for freedom that Jesus you free". Galatians 5:1
Our greatest stress and our heaviest burdens come out of false expectations and self delusions. The law of rules brings its ugly results of death and drudgery. The perfect law of liberty brings life that flows from within like streams of living water.
The choice lies before you; enter His rest or logic your way into continued frustration and misery.