SURVIVING TOUGH TIMES

Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding eternal weight of glory. 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NKJV)

The sign next to a new condominium development reads: “For trouble-free living…” That certainly would be nice if it were true, but we all know that trials in this life are just as certain as death and taxes.

Physical, emotional, financial, or moral monsoons can strike hard at your foundation of faith in Christ. When (not if) the storms come, you do well to look to Moses’ example of standing strong in the face of affliction: “For he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen” (Hebrews 11:27 NASB). Moses withstood the intense pressure of both exile and leadership with a fixed focus of faith on God.

The peace that comes from knowing God is in control, the joy that flows from loving Him, and the strength that springs from His presence sustain you in your trouble: In the midst of your affliction, regardless of its nature, Christ is with you. He will never leave you or forsake you.

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