Youth Ministry

Sometimes Being A Christian Is Hard

Posted on January 8, 2013 by Pastor Derick in Spiritual, Written By Students, Youth Ministry

By: Hannah Masters Sometimes being a Christian is hard There was a time when one- actually, several- of my very close friends began changing and taking a path that opposed everything I believed. I was looked down upon for my faith, and it appeared that all of my attempts for sharing the good news of […]

By: Hannah Masters

Sometimes being a Christian is hard

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There was a time when one- actually, several- of my very close friends began changing and taking a path that opposed everything I believed. I was looked down upon for my faith, and it appeared that all of my attempts for sharing the good news of Jesus were in vain. They began to build a wall against me and accused me of things I never said or even thought. It really hurt to see what was happening.

Even now, a few months later, it’s hard to see the benefits of it. But God often works in ways that we cannot see. In the same way that He’s been working something in my heart that even *I* don’t know about yet, I believe He could be working something in the hearts of my friends that I just can’t see right now. So even though it’s hard, I’ll continue to let Him work through me to influence them.

My faith has grown as a result of that. I’ve really looked into and considered what I believe after seeing it through a different pair of eyes. Why *am* I really a Christian? What does this lifestyle benefit? Why do I believe in something that a lot of people think is crazy? Despite what I’d been told, considering that made me love and want God even more. I realized it’s when you don’t give up trying that you become stronger. It’s when things hurt and beat you down and drown you out that you rely more on God’s strength to carry you.

So when you find that being a Christian is hard, remember, God will never let you go… And even when you fall, He will lift you up stronger and wiser then before.

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