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It's Too Hard
Since today is Ash Wednesday and the first day of Lent, I’m shifting gears with another personal (unfunny) cartoon about my faith.

C.S. Lewis wrote, "A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is."

Whether it's overeating or smoking or porn or anger or drunkenness or jealousy or anxiety or bitterness, everyone has sinful tendencies they wish they could conquer. I have found that to be achingly true in my life. When the pressure is on and I want very badly to do something I know I shouldn't, far too often I rationalize and tell myself, "I tried resisting and it's just too hard. God will understand." Time and time again I have been weak and buckled when I should have been strong. Then, after the clouds have lifted, I think back on the cross and remember that Jesus not only stayed faithful right up to the end, but He promises to help me stay faithful too (Hebrews 4:14-16). So I tell myself I'll do better next time, ask for forgiveness, and wait to try again.

I made this cartoon mainly for myself, as a tangible reminder to keep trying and to not give up. If it encourages someone else, that's a bonus.


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Cedric Hohnstadt
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I own an illustration studio where I specialize in character design, toy design, and concept art. My past end clients include Hasbro, Disney, Coca-Cola, Target, Walmart, Hewlett-Packard, Scholastic, Toys 'R Us, and Best Buy.
Shameless plug: My webcomic Sketchbook Silliness just launched on Patreon! If you like my goofy comics, you can help me keep making them for as little as $1/month. In return, I've tried to come up with rewards that I hope will make it worth your while.


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ReggieJWorkshop Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
You have some fantastic work here!
cedricstudio Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! Glad you like it.
landobaldur Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
◖(◣☩◢)◗ *beep* *boop* ##.scanning environment.## *flies away*
Ernimator Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Love your cartoony style.
cedricstudio Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
S'ank you veddy much.
tripperfunster Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Really great gallery.  Very inspiring!
cedricstudio Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! Just adding my little grain of sand to the long shoreline of DeviantArt drawings.
kshiraj Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for watching! Once again, your work is awesome!
cedricstudio Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Right back atcha!
Morloth88 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014   Digital Artist

I love your style :)

The ladies with the (pepper?)spray was super good

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