One of the things that I’ve always stressed in ministry is this. Things will not always be easy. There will be times of trial, times of hurt, times of tears, times of worry, times of stress.
That’s a given. That’s a certainty. We see that in our lives. We know that from our experiences. We just know that. Things will not always be easy.
Even the Bible confirms that. We can even look within God’s Word and understand that man, sometimes it’s just going to stink. Sometimes, there’s no getting around it. It’s just going to be hard.
But you know what, even in that, it’s going to be ok. Listen to what is says in John 16:31-33:
Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
The same is true for us. We know that. We can count those times in our minds right now.
But, keep reading. In the world you will have trouble. But, He has overcome the world. Yeah, it may be bad. It may be hard. You may not like it. You may feel like giving up.
Don’t. Do not give up. The world cannot win. The pain cannot will. The trials cannot win.
They will come. Sure. But Jesus has overcome them. He has triumphed over them. He has conquered them. He has won.
Yeah, troubles come. That’s ok. Remember what matters.
God wins. And through Him, so do we. It’s going to be ok.
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