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A young man was at the end of his rope,
Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer.

“Lord, I can’t go on,” he said.
“I have too heavy a cross to bear.”

The Lord replied,

“My son, If you can’t bear its weight,
Just place your cross Inside This room.

Then, open that other door
And pick out any cross you wish.”

The man was filled with relief and said,
“Thank you Lord,” and he did as he was told.

Upon entering the other room, he saw many crosses;
Some so large the tops were not visible.

Then, he spotted a tiny cross leaning
Against a far wall.

“I’d like that one, Lord,” he whispered.

The Lord replied, “My son that is the cross you just brought in.”

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When life’s problems seem overwhelming,
It helps
To look around and see
What other people are coping with.

You may consider yourself
Far more fortunate than you imagined.

As it says in this poem below,

Whatever your cross
Whatever your pain
There will always be sunshine
After the rain

Perhaps you may stumble
Perhaps even fall
But God’s always there
To help you through it all