|ďI 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.Ē ĖJohn 16:33
Iím pretty sure that no one enjoys going through trials and hardships, but it is something we have to endure as Christians. You are even told in James 1 to consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. So brethren, begin to overcome your hardships with the right spirit. Begin to find joy even in your trials and tribulations. Instead of fretting, seek God's purpose to develop your perseverance and strengthen your faith. Trust in and walk in God's plan to prepare you for your Promise Land. Find God in your trials!
During your trials, the enemy's desire is for you to worry and lose hope. He wants to bring you down and make you depressed. He wants you to go through your trials and hardships the way the world does; crying, worrying, panicking, etc. I am here to tell you brethren that your Father has overcome the world!!! He came into the world so that he can boldly say to you, I have been through it all, so I am able to help you overcome whatever trials may come your way if you allow me. What are your trials? Have you done something that you canít seem to forgive yourself for? Do you feel unworthy of Godís love? Are you going through financial problems? Medical problems? Relationship problems? School problems? Family problems? Spiritual problems?
Guess what?!?! Your Father has overcome it all!!! He didnít say that he will overcome, but he has! He has overcome all of these problems, even death, so you have absolutely nothing to fear. You ought to know that if you are in the Father, and he in you, you will overcome as well. Just allow the Father to come into your situations. Give it all to him. Rejoice in your hardships because you have been promised that nothing will befall you that you cannot bear, so stand up strong and laugh the devil in the face! Your Father has overcome the world, and you WILL surely do the same as long as you remain in him.
Stay blessed and spread the word.