JESUS HAS THE ANSWER
Dear child, I feel your pain: I know how unfair life can seem when viewed through your eyes. But the truth is, you aren’t able to truly see what is good and what is bad.
Imagine the case of one who seems to go through life without hardship: She grows up in a loving family, marries easily, has no trouble becoming a mother, has ample resources to raise her children. Putting aside the fact that this person surely has suffering that can’t be seen from the outside, when I imagine such a life, I feel afraid for this person. Why afraid? Because it’s through overcoming challenges—and yes, through suffering—that you fall in love with Me, that you draw closer to your Father. Without hardship, it’s very hard to keep Us in your heart.
In other words, there is asking, which most everyone does. And there is seeking, which only those who feel a persistent sense of longing do. And then there is knocking, which only those who face real adversity do. Because knocking leads to peace in this life and a most beautiful place in your Father’s kingdom in the hereafter, adversity can be a beautiful blessing.
This is hard teaching, and I know it’s hard to send Me your love when you’re in the midst of hardship. But please do: By marrying with Me in love, you allow Me to better guide and comfort you in your time of struggle.
“For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”