The struggle is here for my lifetime as a human, so the more important question is how am I supposed to see it or respond? Am I supposed to fight it and get rid of it more as a problem to fix then a tension to manage? Or is it a tension to manage more than a problem to fix and I’m supposed to work on it constantly while knowing it's an inevitability.
What really kills me is riding the middle line in the Christian world. It is the line between we are all hurting vs we are all meant to be healed. It is the line right between people who know there is no true life without struggle vs the people who know there is no true life with only struggle. It’s one I could argue on both sides of the Bible. Things have been shaken up. Things will be shaken up. Things will be unable to be shaken up one day. So what am I supposed to accept as reality or work towards? Preparing for a shake or the unshaken. Asking for a shake or being unshaken? God, what does it mean for this world to shake?
It’s almost like David’s Psalms. He ruins almost every positive great Psalm with something about God’s judgment or enemies. Have you ever noticed that? You have a triumphant Psalm about relying on God and his greatness and then right in the middle of it, is something about how he is distraught or how God needs to smite his enemies and bring justice. I love David’s wrestle.