A woman and an author recently asked God why life has been so hard lately. And God responded and blew her mind.
“Why Is Life So Hard?”
Barbara Frone aims to deliver God’s message to the people through her social media platform. And in one of her videos, many have been encouraged by God’s instructions on overcoming life’s hardships.
“God wants you to be at rest on the inside,” Barbara shared. “When all things are going well in your life, and you are at rest in your soul, that really is not true rest.”
She stressed that true rest comes from a soul being at rest even though troubles surround a person. “This is the rest God wants you to have,” she continued.
“But it doesn’t come naturally. You have to pursue it by laboring for it and by laboring to stay in it. You pursue the rest by the choices you make.”
Furthermore, she illustrated it by choosing to obey God’s instructions. “When God tells you not to say something or do something, you need to obey Him. If you do, you have chosen rest.”
Obeying God’s Voice
Barbara confessed that she has been asking God a few questions most of us can relate to. “Why is life so hard? Why are there so many thoughts bombarding my mind? When will this stop?”
And listen to what the Lord told Barbara. He said, “It will stop when you start letting Me lead you. It will stop when you obey My voice.”
“The enemy is trying to get you to lead yourself by putting thoughts into your mind. I am trying to get you to be led by Me by putting thoughts in your mind. You need to discern which is My voice and follow it.”
Barbara points out that discerning and following God’s voice is part of the labor to get into the rest God wants us to have. “As you spend time with the Lord, you will begin to recognize His voice,” she said. “And you will easily be able to discern where the thoughts in your mind are coming from.”
The thoughts in our minds are not always our own. It may come from the enemy, God, and yourself. “So before you dwell any thought, discern where that thought is coming from, and decide what you are going to do with it.”
Header Image: Barbara Frone, ‘I once asked God, “Why is life so hard?” Take a listen for his answer’, Youtube, 24 Feb 2023, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jr72pbF9rk