I Still Struggle
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Seasons May Change But These Two Things Stay The Same

I have been looking back through the blog posts and devotions I have written over the years, and I am amazed at how much has changed. The struggles I went through, the verses that encouraged me, how Jesus was with me through each moment… all of it.

I have went through so many seasons. From being a new, stay-at-home mom to a mom that worked part-time and back again. From the moment my first book was published, to the years I spent as an author coach, to refocusing on my original calling. God has always been there.

I have had highs and lows. I went five years without sleep after my twins were born, spent a year and a half homeschooling, and then soaked in the quiet the first time I had the house to myself when the twins started preschool. Then I cried when my oldest son started middle school. I cried again when he started high school last fall.

While the early years seemed to last forever, it now seems as if time is flying by. So much has changed, yet two things remain the same.

Two Things That Stay The Same

1.) I Still Struggle

I am still a sinner in need of a Savior. No matter how much life changes, no matter how many struggles I go through or overcome, there is always a new struggle on the horizon (or an old one that still needs dealt with).

I used to be tempted to think that life would be fine if only __________. Or as soon as __________. But I know better now. As long as we live on this earth, we will have our own share of struggles. Everyone has them. The only picture perfect life is in a picture, because the real thing is rough.

Jesus said that in this world we will have trouble, but we can take heart because He has overcome the world (John 16:33). Which leads me to the second thing I know to be unchanging and true.

2.) Jesus is the Answer

No matter what I go through, I know that the answer can always be found in Jesus. He is my Savior and the Lord of my life. Nothing can ever change that.

Whether life is grand and my struggles are small, or everything seems to be coming down around me, Jesus is always with me. His love is unconditional and never ending. I know that no matter what I face, not only does He care, but He is right there with me. If my problems are big or small, I can count on Jesus through them all.

And I can always go back to the beginning with Jesus. Because knowing Jesus changes everything.

Life Happens

I don’t know where life finds you today, but I can say with complete confidence that these two things are true for you, too. And I would love to hear from you in the comments below. Feel free to share your own life lessons, or how you have seen these two things to be true in your life.

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16 Comments

  1. Such a convicting reminder! We will always struggle, but Jesus never fails us! I love that you went back through your posts and applied what you’ve learned. 🙂

  2. What a sweet reminder! I try to make everything much more complicated than it is. But it really as simples as we still struggle and Jesus is always the answer. Thank you for the wonderful and encouraging words.

  3. Yes, what you have learned is key to enduring and going through seasons because we know we will continually go through hard times but God is steadfast!

  4. This is awesome. I have done that too, gone back to older writings. It’s crazy to see how much I’ve changed and grown. How differently I think etc. But you’re so right, the two things are still there- I have struggles and Jesus is always the answer!

  5. I went through my blog as well, it appears to me that i have been talking a lot about rest, maybe, it’s time to stop struggling and just be, resting in His grace. Time is flying by so we need to make the most of it.

    1. Amen. We will always struggle with something, that’s just part of life, but that doesn’t mean we can’t sit back and soak up the love of Jesus. Because, even when we struggle, He can give us the peace that passes understanding. And we can always find rest in Jesus.

  6. This is just so beautifully written. Clearly you have a heart for God, and I love seeing it come through in your words! I feel like I’ve been making similar discoveries in my own life lately, and I 100% agree! We will always struggle in this life. There is no “when we get to here, then ….”, though I’ve thought that way too many times, and yes Jesus is always the answer. I’m so thankful for that!

    1. I can remember countless times when I thought as soon as something happened, everything would fall into place, but that just simply isn’t true. We will always struggle, but Jesus is always the answer. Thank you for your sweet words, Kay!

  7. Yes, these are true…& life does go phenomenally fast!

    We need to do what we can in Jesus while we still have time…”Only one earth life soon it will pass only what’s done in Jesus will last”

    You’re most welcome to drop by for a cuppa!
    Jennifer

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