This is my first time blogging and my friend, DB, taught me how to do this. So for what it is worth, here are my thoughts. She says someone might be interested to hear them.
Dear Someone, I'm finding that it is hard to continue on in our everyday lives when it seems that everything hurts, physically or emotionally or both. God calls us to hang on in our suffering because it produces perseverance which ultimately produces hope. This is a strange way to receive hope, but God does things opposite of how you or I would think. So, hang in there, stay the course. Take care of your self, do something nice for yourself if you need to, but keep on keeping on, because Jesus did the same for you, and got you eternal relationship with the Most High God.
Romans 5:3-8 3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.