Some days I wonder why it can't be easy all the time to enjoy reading and learning from the Scriptures and praying. But I guess that's not what we're promised. Today in Bible Study we were reading passages from the Old and New Testaments about why Christians are different from other people. The lesson I learned (not a new lesson, but one I needed to be taught again) was that being a Christian is not supposed to be easy. It's easier to just be like everyone else in the world because that doesn't take much effort, but being a Christian requires hard work.
And we can't do it in our own strength. That's the bit it's too easy for me to forget. We need to pray and read our Bibles because that is where we will find the strength we lack in ourselves.