Father, thank you for the perspective that comes after the struggle.
Sometimes I feel like that lowly little caterpillar with no clue about what her future holds. She goes to hide inside a cocoon. When she finally feels the need to start struggling to squirm her way out, she realizes she's changed into a butterfly, and can fly!
"In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" (1 Peter 1:3b)
Oh Lord, help us to not quit, to keep struggling so we can keep flying. -In Jesus' name, Amen