What To Do In Difficult Times

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”‭‭ Romans‬ ‭12:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬   

The word “affliction” in the scripture above essentially means “pressure”.  

The pressure in your life is no joke. 

It is intense right now. 

Don’t give up.

How do can you deal with the difficulty? 

  1. Spend your energy pursuing hope. 
  2. Don’t quit when things get hard.  
  3. Spend more time in the presence of God than the presence of fear.

If you must work on something, work on keeping your heart filled with the wonder and expanse of God’s love for you.

Lean on Jesus and let Him bear the pressure of the day. 

It Won’t Be Easy

You will have to face difficulties, impossible situations, and fierce battles as you pursue God’s call on your life.

Through each one, Jesus will lead you to rest in the security of His love.

To pursue the power of His peace.

To find and capture the truth that is the freedom He died for you to live in.

God doesn’t say, “it will be easy” nor does He say, “there will be no battles.”

He says:

“My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

‭‭Exodus‬ ‭33:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

No matter what is happening around you, you are not alone to deal with it – the Spirit of God is within you.

God’s promise is that His rest is yours. His peace is yours. His freedom is yours. 

You don’t have to earn it, you simply have to receive it.

Today, put your trust in His love, power, grace, peace, knowledge, goodness, and faithfulness.

Then take a deep breath and rest. 

How to Deal with Difficulty

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”‭‭ Romans‬ ‭12:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬   

How can you deal with difficulty?

Don’t give up.

The word “affliction” in the scripture above essentially means “pressure”.  

The pressure in your life is no joke. 

It is intense right now. 

How do can you deal with it? 

  1. Spend your energy pursuing hope. 

2. Don’t quit when things get hard.  

3.  Spend more time in the presence of God than the presence of fear.

If you must work on something my friend, work on keeping your heart filled with the wonder and expanse of God’s love for you.

Then lean on Jesus and let Him bear the pressure of the day.

Don’t give up.

Journey of Courage

Are you discouraged today?

When Jesus was preparing His disciples for the difficult times they were about to face, He said this:

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV

Life with Jesus is a journey of overcoming and conquering, first steps and new beginnings.

It is an adventure of discovery and healing, of bold moves and humble hearts.

It is about facing difficulty with courage and having peace in the midst of uncertainty.

It is possible because Jesus promises to be with you every step of the way.

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-30 (ESV)