April 09, 2010

“I, even I, am He who comforts you.” – Isaiah 51:12

Corporate downsizing. Mortgage foreclosures. Rebellious teenagers. An unfaithful spouse. A devastating illness. Life often brings trouble our way. Sometimes we are so overwhelmed, we struggle to merely stay afloat. These difficult times of trouble should come as no surprise to students of the Bible. Jesus Christ said in John 16:33, “In this world you will have problems.” That doesn’t sound like a very optimistic outlook. However, He goes on to say, “But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Now, that message is positive indeed!

Trouble. Difficulty. Crisis. These things are a reality in this life. Jesus Christ promises us that He has provided victory over those things which cause us so much pain. Trusting in Him is the key to overcoming these problems.

Why not evaluate your present struggles from a Biblical perspective—from Christ’s perspective? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!