If You Really Want to Live

If You Really Want to Live

“Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.” – Psalms 119:49,50 I encourage you to not be afraid of pain, suffering, chaos, messiness, loss, or betrayal. They are all part and parcel of a will to live. Fyodor Dostoevsky, a Russian novelist and journalist, said, “…for suffering is life.” I know you’re thinking, Oh, that’s dark; it’s negative and suggests suffering is the nature of this life. But that’s not what he meant. In fact, Dostoevsky was a hopeful individual. He meant that if you want to truly live, you have to be okay with suffering. It’s a part of life. We continually see this scenario played out in sports, life’s trials, in family, and in our nations. The greatest accomplishments have a price, but the price is always worth it. This is why

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