If you have ever experienced pain, it is hard to endure. The stronger the pain the harder to endure, BUT, the stronger you become and are able to endure more. The same thing applies to enduring trials in our lives (pain). Yes, sometimes things in life are hard as pain to endure. Have you ever noticed a older couple goes into surgery with less anxiety than a younger person, because they have learned to endure their situation. If you are struggling with health issues that life has thrown you, at the time, they are not pleasant. I have been dealing with my own health problems. One issues is resolved, another one comes. I had to ask, “Why Lord?” I wondered if it was something that I had done wrong. Why was I going through this trial? Sometimes in life, trials are not caused from things we have done, but it is to make us stronger. Sometimes it is God’s way of getting our attention. Ask yourself this? Is there something that I have done or am doing, that I need to change or get rid of.
Sometimes pain doesn’t last a day but several days. Sometimes our trials last a while. At the time of our trial, we don’t like it one bit. It is hard to endure. We wonder why am I going through all of this. My sister, my friend, my coworker isn’t going through what I am. We look around at others and think, Does God still care about me? We need to look at God’s word for his guidance and assurance that he does care. 1 Peter 5:7 says: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Trials not only come to us, but to others. They come to every man in every size and shape. It is what the Christian man endures to make him more Christlike. This might seem like a crazy thought, but even Christ died on the cross. He endured much for us. Job was a godly man and lost much; his children, cattle and had health issues as well. James 5:11 says: Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. But, Job was given much after his trial was over, because he did not curse God, like his wife and friends said to do. He held on to his Love for God and said, Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him. Which simply means, whatever happens to him, he still will trust in God. He still will hold to his beliefs and maintain his character and his ways before God.