It Is Easier

It is easier to doubt than to believe;
It is easier to worry than to hope.
It is easier to fear than to trust,
Than trust in the name of the Man who’s more than man.

It is easier to hurt than to be whole;
It is easier to be blind than to see.
It is easier to suffer than to pray,
Than pray in the name of the Man who’s more than man.

It is easier to stumble than to run;
It is easier to lose than try to win.
It is easier to die than really live,
Than live in the name of the Man who’s more than man.

It is easier to to die than really live;
It is easier to suffer than to pray.
It is easier to fear than to trust,
Than trust in the name of the Man who’s more than man.

About This Song:
Do you know someone who finds it easier to gripe about his problems than to do something about them? You wouldn’t happen to be like that, would you?

I admit it. At some points in my life, I’ve found it easier to complain about my circumstances than to figure out how best to endure and possibly even overcome them.

Maybe that was because I didn’t want to admit that my problems were beyond my ability to control. They were God-sized, not Roger-sized.

Believing that God can solve our problems takes faith, though. A lot of it at times.

Especially when we admit that God’s solutions may not happen as soon as we want or in the way we want. Sometimes He chooses to help us endure our circumstances rather than to change them.

Who wants a God like that?

I do. Because I believe God knows so much more than I do. His wisdom is infinite. I can’t begin to comprehend how He keeps track of billions of people simultaneously and knows every detail of our lives, down to the number of hairs on our heads.

But I believe He does, and I believe He’ll work things out for His ultimate good. Not just mine or ours.

When Jesus lived on earth two thousand years ago, He didn’t simply do a lot of teaching, preaching, and healing. By enduring every possible problem we humans can possibly face, he showed us that victory can be ours.

Not victory through His own efforts, but through the love and wisdom and power of God the Father. Jesus modeled the kind of faith we need to live victorious lives.

The way He lived wasn’t easy, though, and He didn’t promise us an easy road, either. But He assured us of the ultimate victory, and that’s what counts.

If you haven’t yet put your faith in Jesus–the Man who’s more than man–won’t you do so now?


Links you might be interested in:

I’ll be back again next Wednesday.

Best regards,

About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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