Have you found the way to an “easy” life yet? Many Christians today believe that life was truly difficult before they accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Some have been taught that the Lord will be the kind of parent who protects them from all sorrow and disappointment. But that’s not the kind of Father He is. He lovingly allows His children to go through suffering, Isaiah 43. No one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. 1 Thessalonians 3:3.
When we start with the mistaken belief that it’s an easy life that will make us truly happy, we become weary trying to live out our faulty belief. But when we face the truth that life is difficult, we can invest our lives in the pursuit of a good and godly life instead. That kind of life strengthens us for the times when life is difficult. God’s goal is to make us holy, not just happy 1 Thessalonians 3:13. And when we are holy, we are more likely to be truly happy and content. A contented person has learned to accept the bitter with the sweet.