Don't you just sometimes get tired of dealing with hard stuff?! You know ... strained relationships, difficult bosses, constant conflict, illness, financial stress ... hard stuff!
Our hands can droop and our knees can wobble. We can look over our shoulder and think about turning back.
If that is you, my friend, don't turn back! Try to see your hard stuff as discipline.
Now, don't worry. I didn’t say punishment.
Discipline ... something to train you and make you stronger.
But, "no discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it" (Hebrews 12:11).
The hard stuff has big potential to bring better days depending on our response to it.
So, I want to give you 4 different responses you can have to hard stuff. (But, I suggest you choose the last two!)