May 17, 2017

1 John 5:4 ~ ESV
“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.”

Sometimes life is tough. It feels like nothing is going right, everything is falling apart, stuff is breaking, people aren’t getting along, and you are standing right in the middle of it. Ever had times like that?
When times get hard it is easy to ask God why these things are happening, and there is nothing wrong with that. But, as Christians, we have a better way of looking at those things. We have hope that many people don’t have. We have the hope of a God that makes everything new and restores things to the way they should be. Is it discouraging when things go poorly? Absolutely, but instead of letting our discouragement control us, we can look to God and know that He is in control and He will see us through to the other side.
The next time you are feeling discouraged, take hold of your faith and look to Jesus. Just remind yourself that the war has already been won. Stand up and refuse to be conquered by a world that our God has already defeated. Nothing can stop the power of God once it is released in your life. So when things get rough, just remember, God has already won the war, and He is fighting this battle on your behalf. You are never alone, so keep trusting God and He will handle everything else.

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