We are talking about enduring hard things in your life. It is like being caught between the rock and the hard place. We don’t go looking for the hard things in life. They seem to find us wherever we are. Learning to deal with hardship is just part of life. Depending on how hard it is, will depend on whether we need help with our dilemma. When my parents died, it took a long time to get over each one. When my younger brother died, I haven’t talked to anyone about it. it is still hard. I’ll tell you about a time in my life when I took on the hardest challenge I have ever done. I had to change. My life was in a death spiral. I didn’t know what to do. A friend introduced me to the one person who could help me change. His name is Jesus. I needed the power of God to change my life. God wasn’t going to zap me with His power to change. I had to choose to walk it out. When I say that I literally walked through the valley of the shadow of death, I mean it. God’s transformation took a while. It is still going on. That was 40 years ago, when I first met Jesus. When I go home to heaven, I will look and act like Jesus. So, when we are caught between the rock and the hard place, know that it isn’t there to stop you. The hard place is there for you to grow and change.