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Friday, December 23, 2011

TAKE HEART!

 
John 16:33


"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." NIV


"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." KJV


We hear it said many times that God will never put more trouble on us than we are able to bear. For the natural man, this is not the case. It is for those who are in Christ. And even for God's own children, there will be trials and tribulations. But Jesus said that our being in Him, having given ourselves over to Him, we will have peace through all the trouble we go through in this world. Jesus, Himself, will be with us in our difficult times and He will keep us from falling and give us the grace we need to get through. So, we may think we are enduring all the suffering we can, but with Jesus at our sides, even with more suffering coming our way, we can walk through it with Him.


Heavenly Father, forgive us for focusing on the hardships we have, wondering how much more we can take. It's natural for us to do that, but we know that You take care of Your children. We know that whatever happens in our lives, You are there walking with us and taking care of everything. Help us to remember this when trouble comes our way so that we will be witnesses of You and glorify You here on earth. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.


           
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2 comments:

Rhonda said...

One Step at a time....how many times I have stumbled and fallen trying to move faster than the appointed steps for me....Merry Christmas

Charlotte said...

Amen, Dr. Bobbi. This is a wonderful promise we must never forget no matter how many trials come our way. Thank you for this beautiful reminder.
Christmas blessings,
Charlotte

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