How many times have we said, “As soon as I get through _______, things will be a lot better.” Sometimes, that’s even true…briefly. Jesus spoke to His disciples directly about the troubles they would face. Those words prove true for us, too. Equally true is His assurance that He has overcome the world. Thanks to His power at work within us, we have the same ability to deal with our daily troubles.
Questions for further thought:
1. Knowing that you will face challenges most days, how do you prepare yourself each morning?
2. What are the worries that are weighing you down right now?
Challenge: What is heavy for one may be light for another. Have you ever thought about that? I mean, I know we all say, “It could be worse,” but what we are thinking is, “This is the worst.” Today I challenge you to encourage someone who really has it worse. You will feel lighter.
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