We Can Do Hard Things.



As a little girl, I remember always anxiously awaiting the next step in life.  When I was three and my grandfather asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said, “A manager and a teenager.”  Who could ask for anything more?!

At each new stage in my life, I couldn’t wait to get to the next one….

Yet, the older I get, and the more stages of life I walk through, the more I realize that life as a grownup can be tough.

It’s not just about making your own decisions, picking out your own clothes, having your own money you can spend on whatever you want–sometimes life is just Hard.  Heavy.  Heartbreaking.

At times, I long to go back to the days when my biggest issue of the week was which house to spend the night at on Friday night.

So many of us right now are facing really hard things….

Uncertainty.

Loss.

Heartache.

Grief.

Fear.

Loneliness.

It’s hard, confusing, complex, devastating and overwhelming.  

My dear friend, recently wrote a blog post where she talked about repeating “the simple, but profound” words from Glennon Melton: We Can Do Hard Things.  

I’m a simple girl, and I love me some simple words.  Ever since I read her post, those words have stuck with me: We Can Do Hard Things.

Empowering.  Comforting.  Assuring. 

It doesn’t mean what’s happening is okay.  It doesn’t mean it will be easy.  It doesn’t mean we can’t be mad, upset, or grieve.

But in life, each of us can and will do hard things.  Each of us can and will get through__________.

Why?

Because He’s near.

The Lord God goes before you and is with you.  He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.
Deuteronomy 31:8



Because He fights.

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
Exodus 14:14


Because He’s strong.

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Isaiah 40:29


Because He makes all things new.

Behold, I make all things new.
Revelation 21:5


Because He’s the God of the impossible.

With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
Matthew 19:26


We can do hard things because we are not alone, our God is the God of the impossible, and as long as we’re here on earth, the story isn’t over.



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