Life is hard at times. Sometimes it’s excruciatingly painful.
Just because we’re believers in Jesus Christ, we don’t by-pass all hardships, trouble, problems and challenges. When we receive Christ we don’t get an “immunity card” that exempts us from difficulties. Our faith is not proven true by the absence of rough stuff but by the grace and strength to victoriously endure and overcome it when it comes our way.
Jesus made this very important statement that instructs and comforts us in times of trouble:
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. – John 16:33 (NLT)
Jesus said, “In your difficulties, take heart!” How do we do this? Here are a few things that might help you if you facing some tough times:
May God’s peace bring rest to your troubled heart. May the gift of faith rise in you that will carry you through to a new season of incredible blessing. Remember the ending of Job’s life story. It will encourage you!
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