"In this world you will have trouble..." (John 16:33)
Now, this is NOT good news. This is NOT how I like to start my day... anticipating TROUBLE! Certainly this theme will NOT put someone on the motivational speakers list... "Trouble is the "norm" for the day...today and every day!"
However, that's the nasty truth... we all must wrestle with TROUBLE! No matter how it comes, or why it comes... it will most certainly come into each of our lives.
So, what's the inspirational take-away? Overcoming perseverance! Jesus reassures us that in the midst of trouble we can have peace and be courageous. Why? Because He has "overcome (conquered) the world."
It takes some "severe" to help us "persevere!" But, we don't have to do it alone. Jesus, the Persevering Overcomer, will take our hand... one trouble after another... until we join the world of Overcomers!
In a World of Trouble...dmc