Life Is Good
A young man was at the end of his rope, seeing no way out, dropped to his knees in prayer. “Lord, I can't go on," he said. “I have too heavy of a cross to bear.”
The Lord replied, “My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then, open the other door and pick out any cross you wish.” The man was filled with relief and said, “Thank you, Lord," and he did as he was told.
Upon entering the other door, he saw many crosses, some so large even the tops were not visible. Then he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall.
“I'd like that one, Lord,” he whispered. And the Lord replied, “My son, that is the cross you just brought in.”
When life's problems seem overwhelming, it helps to look around and see what other people are dealing with. You may consider yourself far more fortunate than you imagined. Your cross, whatever your cross, whatever your pain, there will always be sunshine after the rain. Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fail. But God's always there to help you through it all. Life is good.