“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” John 16:33, AMPC
You may have noticed by now...becoming a Christian doesn’t mean that life turns into all sunshine and smooth sailing. On the contrary! The Bible tells us we’ll face increased opposition in life. Jesus certainly did!
BUT...God has given us MORE than enough provision, grace and power to STAND despite any opposition we may face. After all, it’s not the size of the issue, enemy or circumstance -- it’s all about the God of Angel Armies being on OUR side, having OUR back, going before us and taking care of His children!
I’ve seen more times than not that the more difficult the road is -- the more opposed, the more unexpected, the more challenging -- then the sweeter, more special and more beautiful the destination. So whatever you’re facing, don’t give up just because the road is getting difficult -- it’s going to -- but that’s NOT where your story ends! After all, greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4)! And, while the road may be tough at times...remember that your destination here on earth is marked with peace, joy, abundance and freedom -- and your ultimate destination is Heaven, the best place EVER!
Say This: “Father, You knew we’d face trials in this life and I thank You that You’ve already provided us with all of the grace and victory we need to overcome all of them through Jesus. I lift up to You today this situation that I’m facing that feels like a tough road right now: ____________________ I speak the name of Jesus over that situation and declare that my destination both here and for eternity is beautiful and blessed! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”