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Lady Conner
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Life Can Be Tough


JOHN 16:33 ICB

33 "I told you these things so that you can have peace in me.

In this world you will have trouble. But be brave! I have

defeated the world!"


Jesus never promised us that everything would be perfect here

on earth. He recognized that we would encounter trouble. But

His instructions were to be of good cheer -- not to let it get

us down.


As we encounter difficulties in life, it will help us to

remember the big picture. First, God is our Father and has a

wonderful eternal plan for us. We are His children and He loves

us. Second, this time is but a training period for our future

life with God. We are supposed to be learning to trust God and

to obey Him.


So, every problem we ever face is an opportunity to walk in

faith and please God. Every problem is an opportunity to

overcome with God's help. How can we expect to receive the

blessings promised to the overcomer if we never have anything

to overcome?


What is the answer when we seem overwhelmed with trouble? Look

to Jesus. He has already won the victory. He has overcome and

defeated the world. In Him is victory.


You may ask how you can look to Jesus. It is mostly a matter of

focus -- what you choose to think on. What God says in His Word

will set you free and give you peace. What the circumstances

say is not the final word.


So, go to God's Word. Cling to the promises. Speak them. Sing

them. Shout them. Rejoice over them. And thank God for them.


Also, you need to develop a closer relationship with the Lord.

That is His desire and it should be yours. All relationships

are based on communication, so you must talk to the Lord to

deepen your relationship with Him. Develop the habit of talking

with Him about everything. You can speak freely to Him -- after

all He knows what you are thinking anyway.


SAY THIS: No matter what I face, the Lord is with me, and I can

overcome because Jesus already won the victory.


September 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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