I've often wondered(I do a lot of that) why God let's so much trouble come to His world. Before I became a Christian I had in my mind that in following God everything would be OK. Obviously these fantasy thoughts of mine never materialized and after accepting Christ, Satan brought this disillusionment of mine front and center.
Now why is it that I should think life be all rosy for me? In the Gospel of John Jesus is trying to tell his Disciples that he will be leaving them and they will be scattered from there comfortable surroundings, from all they know. Jesus further and very plainly states point blank, "In this world you will have trouble" The things He says directly before and after this somewhat distressing statement creates a buffer for us, Jesus gives a promise and an explanation of His promise.
Lets Look at this passage in John 16:33 - "I have told you theses things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
So the promise is when we abide in Jesus, we will have peace...why?...Because He has overcome the world! So yes, there will be trouble even for Christians, especially for Christians, But because we know what Jesus did for us and that He walks with us to give us strength and grace in times of trouble there in our peace lies. This sense of peace enables us to take on trouble with a different perspective. It's still not easy but it can be done. This passage is just one of many that give promise of God's peace.
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In Christ's Love,