Life is full of ups and downs. We’d prefer not to have many downs but that’s not life. Perpetual sunshine is waiting for us in heaven. Meanwhile, there will be lots of rain and all kinds of life challenges. How to deal with them, that’s the key here. Joy is not the absence of demanding life events, it’s the ability to deal with them.
Okay, you say. How can we do that? The main thing whenever you meet any kind of challenges is to turn to God. He is happy to help and he also is the only one who truly can help. So do not keep away from God no matter what. Challenges can be blessings in disguise.
Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access[bto this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. (Romans 5:1-5, NRSV.*)
That said, I have collected seven tips to deal with challenges. Hopefully, they can bless you on your faith journey.
Thank you that you’ve promised to be with us through thick and thin.
We surrender to you, Lord, and we praise you even in storms.
How wonderful it is that nothing is too hard for you. Nothing.
So we can rest in you even when life becomes erratic.
We trust you and love you.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: How do you deal with life challenges? Please, do share your best tips with us!
Blessings to you, my dear fellow pilgrim, as you learn to live ups and downs with the Lord!
* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]