Why you can't give up no matter how tough things are

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 8, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Life has been a little shaky for a lot of people these past few years. With high levels of unemployment, an unprecedented number of home foreclosures, rising gas prices, increasing costs of healthcare, more frequent natural disasters, and higher-than-ever rates of obesity, diabetes, depression and anxiety, we’ve got a lot on our plates right now.

Suffering is at an all-time high in this country, not only for adults who must cope with all these difficulties, but also for the 20 million children who are now living in poverty in the United States. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it? Life has become incredibly difficult for many people and even more challenging to explain or understand. Why do these seemingly bad things happen and what can be learned from them?

One source of inspiration for me over the past few years has been an Australian man named Nick Vujicic. Born without arms and legs, Nick has managed to survive his impossibly difficult life and become a motivational speaker for young people. One look at his beautiful smile tells you that Nick knows something we all need to know. He lives his life fully, without fear, and understands what really matters.

In one of his videos Nick reveals that at one time he was very depressed and considered ending his life. But then he heard a Bible story in which Jesus is asked why God allows a blind man to be born without sight. Why is God’s creation not all perfect? To paraphrase, Jesus answers that some men are born with imperfections to show the full array of Divine possibility. In other words, this world was never meant to be perfect or without suffering for it is the flaws in this existence that reveal the glory.

Within that message of hope, Nick Vujicic found a reason to go on living and a purpose for this life he has been asked to live in an extremely limited body. And when you watch his video, which you will find below, you will begin to understand why you must hold on no matter what happens in your life. You must find a way to reveal the glory that is hidden within every difficult situation.

If you are suffering right now begin to let go of your resistance to the suffering by taking a long deep breath. Breathe in all the pure, loving, creative energy that flows throughout the universe and know that you are not alone. You have not been abandoned or left behind or betrayed in this lifetime. There is support and care for you all around you and, like Nick Vujicic discovered, the creative possibilities for life are limitless.

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