A number of experiences have shaken me this week. On multiple fronts the questions is posed: Is the walk with Jesus [hard/easy]? Delete the one which is not applicable to you.
There is a characteristic of the internet where people anonymously tell of their deepest struggles. For example, I saw one which said they were fired from their job because they were considered suicidal after they had called the suicide hotline. Just think about the issues involved in that!
Then I read someone's anonymous admission about their struggle with Christianity, and they said "I don't think the Christian way is for me"
Pause. Consider that statement.
There are two ways to think about it. One reaction is that this is like saying I don't like gravity, or that I think the rules of the road are not for me, or that I'm not really interested in paying my taxes this year. You can freely take that position, but whether you like it or not the choices means damaging consequences are waiting in your future.
But still some people say the Christian way is not for them. They obviously see it differently to me. Why, how? This is a challenge for ME to understand.
When all is said and done the answer is simple. Do I trust my own ability to lead me to the best outcome? Or will I trust that Jesus has the best in store for me?
The question is not whether the way is hard or easy, the question is whether I will chose to be the one to define my wants, or will I surrender all to receive Joy and Freedom.
The way is not hard. The real battle is the choice to surrender.
Probably the best therapy is to express yourself. Why do you think psychiatrists make you lie on the couch and talk, while all they do is murmur "hmmm", "uhuh", or "go on"?