I came across some bible verses that provided some insight into the long-sought-after question of why is life so hard? Today we will focus on just verse 25.
John 12:25-27 KVJ
25: He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
26: If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
27: Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
I hear Christians say things like, “Life is too hard! I hate living in this world, I don’t belong here.” I get it. It’s because we live in a broken world and Satan will do anything to kill, steal and wreak destruction in our lives. Satan’s plan goes against everything we stand for, our destiny and even how we are created to be. We are not created for death. Our original design did not include having to deal with sin. We are hard-wired to live in community, live authentic lives and be in constant communion with God the Father. As the verse says, if we serve Jesus we will be honoured by God. We, as lovers of Jesus, naturally find it difficult to live comfortably on this earth that has very little Peace. So, just like the verse says, we may find ourselves saying that we “hate our lives.” Why? We ache to see justice served and restoration and restitution made to ourselves and for others. Our souls long for something better than what we’re experiencing. But on a more basic level, we just want to be happy and that’s really hard when you’re hurting, abused, trying to survive, or maybe not feeling anything at all – just existing. Whatever your situation, we are promised in verse 25 that we will have life everlasting in Heaven. Life in Heaven will make up for all the brokenness we have endured in our earthly life. Sooo… we’ve got that going for us. It’s just a simple truth for a better tomorrow. Keep running the race. Be encouraged!