Comparison is a thief. It robs you of joy. It lies to you and tells you that you "need" this or that. But listen: You don't need what they have, or she has, or others have. That's not the truth. OK then...how can you be content when you think that God is withholding something good from you? Maybe a husband or boyfriend? Or a child, a certain job, or finances? Why wouldn't He give you those good things when it seems that everyone else has them? Maybe all of your friends are getting married or have boyfriends. Or you're really struggling financially or emotionally. It's easy to look at everyone else and think that you'd be happy if only you had the blessings that God has given them. 1. That's not true. What you can see is only little glimpses, or what I call screenshots, into their life. You're not watching the full video. So don't compare because you're not being fair to yourself or them. 2. Whenever you're tempted to believe the lie that God withholds good things from His children remember this: did God not spare His only Son? When I look at the cross it reminds me that God did not withhold His own Son from me, but gave Himself for me in order that I might be given the greatest gift of all - eternal life. How can we look at our present life circumstances and forget about the future promises? That there WILL be pain in the night but that there also WILL be joy in the morning. We're not promised a suffering free life, but comparison creeps in and makes you feel as if you're alone. That everyone else has it "better" & that's just not the truth. Bo picked this flower for me the other day & I love him so much & he is a wonderful gift from God. So excited to marry him!!!!! 😍 But it's easy to look at pictures like this and maybe think "wow that's so cute I wish I had a fiancé that picked me flowers & loves Jesus" but you don't see the whole video, this is just a screenshot. You don't see the personal battles with anxiety I have, the family trials we are enduring, or the amount of times that Bo and I have made mistakes in our relationship. Remember that when you're looking at someone else's life, you're doing just that: looking - you're not watching.