Have you wondered why some people's lives seem charmed? They appear to go about their lives on a cloud of happiness, health, and wealth. Their children are obedient and well-behaved. Their homes are immaculate. Their jobs are secure and their health solid.
Do you know what? Those people don't exist. At least outside of our minds. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, has problems. They may suffer in silence. They may suck it up and go about their business in a quiet manner. But they are not problem-free. They are probably kneeling in prayer to ask the Lord for His help even as I write this.
What we see on the outside is often vastly different from what is happening on the inside of a person. The friend who worries over her elderly mother rarely talks about it unless I ask her. Another friend who is concerned over a daughter's pregnancy keeps it to herself. And so on.
Everyone has worries. Everyone has heartaches. Everyone has painful memories over what they might have done differently in a difficult situation.
This I know for sure: No one leads a charmed life. And all of us need a helping hand.