Life can throw a lot at us. There is hunger and thirst, material as well as emotional. There can be dryness, there can be unfulfilled desires. There can be pain, frustration, anxiety, loneliness, the result perhaps of job loss, parenting, work stress, a relationship breakdown or the passing of a loved one.
While none of this adds up to constant misery, it’s a solid reminder that this life isn’t all unicorns and rainbows. But as the mental health wolf reminded me this week, sometimes things do work out. Sometimes the hard work does pay off.
With the setbacks comes the victories. With the sorrow, comes the gladness. The frustrations do end, the do longings are satisfied, the tears will cease.