"As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed."Isn't is encouraging to know that we are developing an inner strength when we are fighting our way through the difficult things in life. It reminds me of what Paul wrote:
Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:10)So often life events like sickness, rejection, job loss and pain seem to make us so weak. It is in times like these that we can courageously lean into the Lord and find a strength that makes our hearts a bit stronger.