DO THINGS ALWAYS HAVE TO BE HARD? The answer is capital No, beloved, they do not. It is only the way of the transgressor that is suppose to be hard. Pro. 13:15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard. If you are not the wicked how can your ways be hard? Pro.4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. When your life ceases to be "yoke easy and burden light", then you know you have strayed from the path of life. = If God created our life to be hard, He wouldn't have been moved when the Jews cried to Him in Egypt to be deliver from their hard task master. And He answered them. = If God Created Our Life To Be Difficult He Wouldn't Have Listened To The Prayer Of Hannah In The Bible = If God Created Things Ayo Be Hard For Us He Wouldn't Have Told Us To Come To Him For Less Burden. Matt. 11:28- WHY ARE OUR LIFE HARD? OUR LIFE IS HARD BECAUSE -1- Our Life Is Hard Because We Don't Know The Ways Of God If God could make known His ways to Moses in the Old Testament Era, it stands to reason, God is more than willing to do same for us today. Ps. 103:7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. What Is The Ways Of God? Please understand the ways of God means the laws of God, His methods of administration; the principles on which He governs mankind, and the conditions on which He will save people. God made His ways known to Moses because he was faithful Num. 12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. -2 - Our Life Is Hard Because We Don't Take Everything To God In Prayer. SONG:- WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS -3- Our Life Is Hard Because We Have Allowed The Enemy To Interfere In Our Destiny. If we are not hot in the Lord, if we are not spiritual and alert the enemy can always interfere negatively in our lives. Matt. 13:24-28 24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? The Bible tells us to Watch and Pray You may never escape from the the hardship of life if you neglect prayer and watchfulness. Matt. 26:40-41 40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. -4- Our Life Is Hard Because We a Listen To & Take Wrong Counsels From Others Instead of God. The story of Amnon, Tamar and Jonadab is a lesson not to take counsel from just anybody. 2Sam. 13: -5- Our Life Become Hard Because We Stray From The Way Of God Hard life is the portion of many in the church of Jesus because they went astray. Ps. 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. To keep His Word is to walk in obedience to Him in all areas of your life. Pro. 15:10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die. -6- Our Life Become a Hard When We Allow Our Circumstances To Control. "I am not a product of my Circumstances. I am a product of my decisions" Ps. 137:1-4 1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. 2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. 3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of usmirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 4 How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a strange land? It is not what you are going through but how you respond to it. = Please Be Informed In The Beginning It Was Not So...Matt.19:8 What was not so in your life in the beginning I decree and declare it will not be so in your life now.