If God gave the choice, would you choose the first or second option?
The first option is keep the struggle knowing God is using it in many people's lives to reveal His truth, His love, His purpose on this earth.
The second option is to take the struggle away so life is easier with the realization one of His ways to shine through you life was eliminated.
Which would you choose?
Maybe you think you don't have that option. Maybe you think God has never given you the choice.
But maybe He has.
Maybe He's giving you that choice now.
Maybe if you talked to Him He'd say, Sure. Choose.
Easier is often not the best choice.
Play it out. If you choose the easier way ask yourself what you would lose. Ask yourself what would your children and your spouse lose. Ask yourself what your community lose.
Sometimes we don't think it matters.
But it does.
A newly formed butterfly will die if someone takes away the struggle of getting out of the cocoon. It needs that struggle to gain strength so it can fly and be the beautiful creature God created it to be. This is what I've always read anyway. Here's a site with ten butterfly facts. It seems that there's a possibility this isn't exactly true, but if the butterfly doesn't have the struggle everything else will be a lot tougher because it hasn't gained strength.
We have a constant challenge in our lives that I get tired of (that is what this is all about). But I know God is using it in many ways. If it is taken away too soon it might weaken all that God is doing. I surely don't want that.
Oswald Chambers writes, "May God not find complaints in us anymore, but spiritual vitality -- a readiness to face anything He brings our way. The only proper goal of life is that we manifest the Son of God . . . Our Lord never dictated demands to His Father, and neither are we to make demands on God."
So, we'll continue on course.