Last week I shared something that had spoken to me from one of the devotionals I was reading in Nina Smit’s ‘In Touch with God’, today I want to share something else I got from this same devotional and her devotional today was titled ‘Life is Difficult’.
So many people I have spoken to felt that 2016 was particularly hard and although we are more positive about 2017, the fact is that hard situations keep coming and sometimes don’t seem to stop.
The truth is that God promised us there would be trials and hard times but He also promised us He would be there with us through those trials. The verse Nina shared today was John 16:33 which says “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world”.
Through the hard times we can draw closer to God and strengthen our faith. When things are going well for us it is sometimes easy to forget God and just keep doing our own thing but when times are really tough that is when we realize how desperately we need God. How we can’t do life without Him.
In the midst of these trials we can receive great peace and even joy if we take them to God and learn how to experience His presence in the midst of trials.
No matter what you are going through today know that God is with you. If things are going well, praise God and ask Him to keep you strong. If things are not going so well then know that God is still with you and pray that He would grant you His peace and strengthen your faith in the midst of your trials. I pray that God would bless each one of you and strengthen you in Him.