To err is human. As long as we live, we will make mistakes or do something wrong. Most people think that life is all about good times, but bad experiences are essential to our growth and faith. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 12: 10 “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” We can use Bible verses like this to balance ourselves during bad times.
I am a firm believer that we can conquer anything through God. He sent his son, Jesus, who took the ultimate sacrifice for us and we have to remember what Jesus went through. He was beaten and crucified. He went through that to show us that we can stay strong through the darkest hour.
This is why I am starting a series called “To err is human”. These posts will focus on how people in the Bible stayed strong through their struggles. Some were killed, but they did not lose faith in God. These people had fewer resources that we have today. It seems it would have been easy for them to give up, but they didn’t.
Focusing on our struggles only makes things worst. We try different ways to solve our problems. When the problem is solved, we are tired and empty. The Holy Spirit fills us with hope and gives us the energy to keep on keeping on.
Let’s use the Bible to help us stay strong. We are going to fall short because we are human, but we should let our struggles get the best of us. We are going to use every resource that God gives us to balance our emotions and stay strong.