We are not promised a trouble-free life when we choose to follow Christ. As a matter of fact, we learn in this passage that we will have many trials and sorrows, at times possibly more than if we were living as this world would have us live. The important thing to remember is God has already overcome everything we face in this world, nothing surprises Him. We must come to Him in humbleness and faith that He can get us through anything we experience here on this earth.
Questions for further thought:
1. What is a trial or problem you are facing right now?
2. Have you turned it over to Him or are you trying to carry it yourself?
Challenge: No matter what kind of issue or problem you are experiencing God wants to take that burden from you. There is no shame in admitting you need His help, and the help of others. I challenge you to seek out a trusted believer and share with them your struggle, ask for prayer and let someone walk with you through this, you don't have to do it alone!
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