Life, Troubles A-plenty & The Peace Of Knowing He Has Overcome The World

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. – John 16:33

Whatever you are facing today, God is with you.
Whatever is coming tomorrow that you have no inkling of yet, He is with you.
What you have faced in the past, even the darkest & worst of it – He was with you. He saw it all.

I don’t understand why some people go through one thing while others seem to skate by unscathed, We all have hardships at some point. Some worse than others.

I believe that we live in a fallen world, where people do horrible things to each other. I don’t blame God for what I’ve experienced – I do see why some people would. He never promised we would not go through these things, but He promises to be there for us – to heal us, to piece us back together, to bind us to His heart – if we will have faith & believe.

Sexual, physical & mental abuse, rape, suicide, a shooting, alcoholism, drug addiction, infidelity, divorce, poverty, mental illness, cancer, various other sicknesses – have all touched my life in some way – either directly or in the life of someone I love. And through it all, I am still here. God has been faithful.

He has gingerly & slowly, over time, healed me of so much.
What felt like never-ending anguish, depression, anxiety, bondage to fear – just to name a few.

Life can be so hard, so painful. We need a savior – we have a savior. His name is Jesus.

And He has overcome the world.
One day we will see that in its fullness.

For now I will take what He gives me in this walk ~
Enough grace for each day.
Enough love to change me & color me.
Enough mercy to hold me when I am ashamed.

He is enough.
Because He is, so am I.
And so are you.

Hallelujah Lord.

Much love & more courage in facing it all,


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