You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore - Psalm 16:11 (NKJV) When I think about this, I get all excited. As Christians we are on the path of life! The natural order of things is to move from life to death but as Christians, we actually move from spiritual death to spiritual life. Do you realize that instead of growing old and decaying like the bodies which house us, we actually were born and again and move closer and closer to being fully alive? This is exciting! We live because HE lives and I'm not talking about being reborn, hoping that you won't come back as a slug the next time around.
Externally, we will face all sorts of issues in this life. Some of them will be much bigger than others. Some of us will never face some of the physical hardships others face. That is not to say you will not have your share of battles. It only means that we each face different battles. Regardless of what your own personal battles are, one thing is sure. When we follow Christ, we are on the path of life. When we are on the path of life, it does not matter how dark the path gets. It will still lead us to life, eternal life with Him! That is something to rejoice about... no matter what!
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12 and there there are no circumstances, there is no one who can take His light away from you!
Dear K--Well said. Well written. Straight to the point. The key to a successful Christian life is to remain abiding in Jesus and to not depart from His light. ;) Your brother in Christ--Ron