"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
If we are suffering from troubles and problems because of our own choices, doing things our own way, we have no one to blame but ourselves. When we suffer because of our faithful service to the Lord, He is there right along side of us. If we will remember this: the more trouble we experience here just means we are in the harder parts of the spiritual battle. Our Lord knows where we are and the battle we are fighting. He has a glorious reward waiting for us that He already won for us at the cross.
Heavenly Father, how we praise You and give You glory for overcoming the world and the trouble it contains. Help us to be strong and not give up when the battle gets hard, because we know You are with us and will bring us to glory with You. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
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