Yesterday late afternoon, I brought my family to UP to treat them to some good old-fashioned UP classic “fishballs” merienda. When we got there, to our surprise, we were met with a long-line of people waiting to buy fishballs. I shook my head disappointedly and said to my family, “The line is too long. Let’s come back some other time…”.
In other words, I wasn’t willing to go through the struggle of lining up in order to buy ‘fishballs’ for my children.
Good thing God isn’t like me.
Just like me, though, God knew what he wanted to give His children — not just fishballs but salvation.
Just like me, God knew it was not going to be easy.
Just like me, God knew that He will have to struggle just to get what he wants for those whom He loves.
But unlike me, God was willing to go through it all and at whatever cost — even at the cost of His very own life.
The least His children can do, in return, is not to give up on their own struggles, right?
What are you struggling with now, my friend? Fear? Insecuriy? Worry? Favorite Sin?
God went through the struggle of Calvary so that He can give you victory over sin and all its consequences. And the only way we can lose despite the victory God won for us already in our lives is if we give up on our own struggles.
Remember this: You honor God’s struggle on the cross if you don’t give up on your own struggles in life. Don’t give up on your struggles on your way to your salvation because God never gave up on His struggle for your salvation on His way to His cross! God struggled in on order to give us eternal life. We struggle as a way to accept it.
In not giving up on our own struggles today, we make His own struggle for us before truly count!
Have a blessed week ahead, my friend!