For those who are unfamiliar with Zetman (and I’m sure there are many), it’s a series that follows the lives of two rival heroes; one who is blessed to be the heir to a mega corporation and who uses various gadgets to meet his goal to become a “friend of justice”, and one who is a genetically engineered superhuman who lives the majority of his life homeless. It’s a real Batman-Supermanesque style story with the mortal billionaire and the super-powered farm boy parallel, but I don’t want to digress too far from my main point.
In my reading, I began to reflect on my own life experiences and the stories of other people that I’ve had the honor and disappointment of meeting in my lifetime. I began to think about the different situations that people find themselves in everyday. I thought of how some people are born into families that are blessed with great wealth, some people have their greatest challenges in their social lives while in grade school, and some people live their whole lives happily alone. All of these things going through my head at once lead me to one conclusion: Because God knows us better than we know ourselves, He knows how strong we are and how strong we are capable of becoming in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual sense. So in turn, He knows what trials we can endure and prevail in to make us stronger, and as Kirk Franklin’s song suggests, He would never put more on us than we can bear.
Every lot a person is thrown in life is a trial to simply make them better. So instead of envying the luck of others who never seem to fall to hardships, maybe it’s better to think that God chose you to endure your own hardships because He already knew you were strong enough to take it. On the path to greatness, for some it will be harsher, but the path to heaven is not easy for people of this world either.