Why doesn’t life get easier with practice?
Because life is not lived for its own sake. It is preparation for something greater. When a man trains his body, he does not do so only to make his training easier. He trains in preparation for some contest. When a bodybuilding contestant can easily lift 100 lbs, it would do him little good to continue with the same exercise, weight, and repetitions. If he is to improve his strength, he increases the weight or the reps or both. He works another muscle group. When life gets harder every year, don’t despair. Instead, bear up and realize that the harder you train now, the greater the contest and the prize that God has in store for you later.