Being a Christian doesn’t make someone less or more of a human. It’s okay to not be okay. It’s normal to weep, to hurt, or to commit mistakes.
Being a Christian means that you have received Jesus Christ and you have received the victory over all these painful things. There are storms, there are downs, and there will be pain, but you know you’re not stuck there, because you have an Abba who loves you so much. He has healed you, He has grand plans for you, and He is gradually changing you, working in you, bringing you to the better places one step at a time.
Being a Christian doesn’t mean immunity from the things of this world; it means VICTORY over all these battles. It means that there’s a Savior from your mess-ups. It means you have a Comforter and Friend who will stay with you every day of your life, especially during the hard times. It means that there’s growth and there are good changes in you because you have a Father who is lovingly looking after you. It means you have a Good Driver taking you to better places.
Being a Christian do not mean that we settle on or we glory over the things in this world, whatever they are and whatever they bring. It’s not like that because Jesus has provided for us higher and greater and much more beautiful things to dwell on– His peace, His joy, His strength, His faithfulness, His love, His faith, His strength, His promises, His plans, His power, His glory, His beauty, and His provisions. He gave us Himself. He gave us things that are eternal, indestructible and unshakable. Their beauty surpass everything that we used to hold on to in this world. Jesus gave these to us; God is not the kind of Father who will let His children stay in this world without bringing a part of Him. What’s amazing is that He not only gave us just a part– He gave us His whole self.
Christianity does not call for us to PRETEND that we have it all together. It actually is a hope, a joy, a celebration and an expectation in Jesus Christ because we may not be perfect people, but He is a perfect Savior, and He’s got and has done it all for us who put his or her trust in Him.
Whatever happens, we know that:
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4: 7-9, New International Version
Whatever happens, what matters is Jesus is in us. God is for us. Who can be against us? These weapons forged against us will never remain(Isaiah 54: 17). God gave us victory as a gift in Jesus Christ; all that we’re going through can never take away what is already ours.