I can get so caught up in those sufferings, trials, defeats and disappointments. I then attempt to deal with them in my own strength but ...I soon grow weary.
I pray to the Lord and ask for relief. And then He reminds me that I am not alone. I have His presence within me. I have all I need to live this present life ...in Him.
But I need to abide and trust Him day by day and moment by moment. This is a lesson I'm learning right now.
The author of this quote, Hannah Whitall Smith lived in the 1800's. She was a woman acquainted with sorrow, sufferings and disappointments in this life. And yet she wrote a book entitled "The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life".
It helps me to remember that I'm just passing through, this isn't my permanent home. When I yield every part of my life to the Lord and trust Him ...He changes my perspective.
I want my soul (mind, will and emotions) to be taken to high places of triumph instead of discouragement and defeat.
So I chose to trust the Lord and abide in Him. It makes all the difference and in the process He gives me ...His peace.