Is life really hard?


You have heard it all your life. Life is hard, and then you die. It’s a dog eat dog world. Suck it up, it only get worse. Life only gets harder as you get older.

With a mentality like this, it is no wonder there are so many cases of mental illness out there. This type of mentality actually serves to make life harder and only produce a life of despair.

Studies show that the life is hard mentality doesn’t bear much fruit in life.

What does the Bible say about a hard life?

The primary verse that jumps to mind is “the way of the transgressor is hard”. You can google the location for yourself. I believe it is in Proverbs or Psalms. There are verses like Psalm 1 that says the way of the righteous is prosperous and brings for much fruit; not necessarily pertaining to material gain.

Since a transgressor’s life is so hard, what exactly is a transgressor?

Paul defined sin as transgression of the law.  Since it is the law that brings for the knowledge of sin, or sin consciousness, and Jesus said that love fulfills the law, then transgressing the law is following it in a way that awakens the sin consciousness which only condemns us.

Sin is missing the mark. We miss the point that it is all about love by abiding in the tree of knowledge of good and evil and keeping each individual commandment. The The result is our life becomes harder because, rather than simply abiding in a state of childlike innocence in the Tree of Life, we are now attempting to build a man-made tower of Babel.

Sounds familiar?

“Who told you that you were naked?”-God to Adam and Eve.

Life was created to be simple.

  • Till the earth
  • Revere (fear) God and keep His commandments (not because you have to or fear of hell)
  • Take care of each other

Through the Tower of Babel, man has tried to build a utopia and the result was chaos, confusion, and a very complicated and hard life.

Maybe life wouldn’t be so hard if it wasn’t for people. (You will figure the joke there soon).

GK Chesterton said in one of his books that socialism may be what saves the world though it is the least desired system. By socialism, I don’t mean the political system. More of an anarchist system where people choose to live communally and love is the currency.

Every time I mention love being a currency, I crack myself up. I can’t help thinking of every time I tried to use love as currency it ended up resulting in criminal charges.

Okay so that was a bad joke. We can’t win them all.

There is very little difference between political systems. They all have their good points and bad points. Whenever you lose focus on the Divine and focus on the political system itself, it becomes corrupt and everyone gets enslaved.

In closing it is also good to note that you will never find freedom within any political system. Freedom is purely spiritual and only flows from being in right relationship with God. Although from the Universalist perspective, everyone already is (spiritual Jew & Gentile). There is no “getting saved”, only the knowledge of salvation.

Strength of Character


We’ve heard the old saying “Survival of the Fittest” and the famous one “God helps those who helps themselves.” Is this Biblical? Who are the fittest and the ones to whom God helps that help themselves?

Mental illness along with illnesses of the body are usually not found in those that consider themselves “strong.” Even the “strongest” person admits they have weaknesses. So why don’t we acknowledge our illnesses, particularly mental, as our weaknesses? We admit our character defects which for the most part include our sins. So why don’t we consider our infirmities as weaknesses? After all when you struggle with something for a long time it can wear down your body’s immune system. This is especially true when as we get older and prolonged years of stress & anxiety “weaken” our immune system and we end up having to take medicine as we get older.

So who are the ones who are the fittest? Some have a strong faith in God and some are strong in and of themselves. However no one is entirely that strong in and of themselves apart from God. Therefore it’s God who gives you the grace to make it through each day. You’re just deluded into thinking you’re such a “good person” in and of yourself.

Years of being grounded in the Word of God can “strengthen” your character as well. As you pray and seek God you can better discern His Will for you life so that you know almost exactly what to pray for. Then you stand on the Word and trust in God’s timing for the answer. God for the most part either says Yes when He grants it to you or wait. He only says no if it goes against His Word. Although all your prayers have their yes in Messiah Yeshua as everything you ultimately seek can be found in Him; security, significance, salvation, purpose,

So to sum it up Survival of the Fittest can best be attributed to Survival of the Faithful. Although no matter how godly or faithful you can get you can always get struck down with cancer, heart disease, mental illness. You will be healed of it even if it kills you; i.e. if God uses it as His means of Grace to call you home.

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