Everyone would love to avoid suffering in this life, but because you live in a fallen world, you will experience suffering. I said, "In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer because I have overcome the world." How can you be of good cheer when everything in your life seems to be falling apart?
I have provided everything that you need to get through even the most horendous trials in your life. I sent My Spirit to comfort you. I gave you My peace as an inheritance so that My Spirit can blanket you with My peace even during times of stress and pressure. I imparted My joy to you so that you can draw from the wells of salvation within you. As you abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love, My peace, love, and joy in the Holy Spirit will see you through whatever you may face today or in the days to come.
I learned obedience through the things that I suffered. Times of sufffering are times when you must totally depend upon Me and obey Me. At your weakest moment, cry out to Me and I will immediately strengthen you. I am your high tower that you can climb and there you can see things from My perspective. I am your rock of safety that you can hide in when the waves of adversity are pounding against you. Never forget that I am always everything you need to overcome in every situation and trial. You can be of good cheer today and every day because truly I have overcome the world.
JOHN 15:11, 16:33; HEBREWS 5:8; PSALM 18:2, 62:7