We have all been encouraged through the faith (church, sermons, etc) to be givers. Sacrificially, completed, as He leads we should give what He asks. But is there anything more disappointing than giving the best gift you have to someone who is bad at receiving? Be a good receiver in Christ! No one should ever doubt any prayer/encouragement they offered you by your response (or lack of one). There have been times I have had to see what God is up against! I told Him once or twice “God I love you so much, but what the blast is wrong with the people here?!!!!”
The good things of life WILL come with pressure…but in God they also contain peace.
If MY weakness were measured like a fuel tank on a car…MY tank is fullest when I am weakest, because God’s strength is fullest when I am emptiest (most unable to do it in MY own strength)!!
If God fails to seem mysterious, something is wrong!
God brings burdens to us as a sharing of Christs suffering…
so we will pray for the hurting!!