Vol. 1 No.3
Troubles Don't Last Always
2 Corinthians 4:17 NLT "For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!"
The word trouble often is looked upon as a dark color. Webster's dictionary defines trouble and trials as two of-a-kind conditions that cause distress, anxiety, or danger. As Christians, we are aware that we face trouble and trials in our day-to-day lives. James tells us to consider it pure joy whenever we face trials of any kind because we know that having our faith tested develops perseverance. We understand that life's difficulties build character, endurance, and patience. When I think of hardship, I think of the Israelites who suffered under the rule of a mean Pharaoh but could get through it with God's help.
Facing tragedy or life storms of any kind can be extremely difficult. But you can find the hope and courage you need to go on amid heartache and pain. With God's help, the help of caring family members and friends, and the encouragement found in the Bible, you will receive the necessary strength you need to overcome your issues.
You may think you don't know how to don't know how you will get through them. Perhaps you may be battling powerful feelings of despair, confusion, fear, worry, and even anger. These are all normal responses to life's challenges. But as brutal as this life storm may be, you are not alone. God is always with you, and He loves and cares about you. Your Father hears your cries and sees your pain. Moreover, He understands. Trust in His ability to get you through your obstacles, and He will.
Be blessed, and always be a blessing.
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is the Women's Ministries Coordinator of the Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. She is the President of Najja Hope, Inc., a nonprofit Family Services Organization. She is an active member of her church and the former President of the Houston Bay Area Women’s Ministry.
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