When life is tough

Let’s be honest, sometimes it feels like life is too hard to handle. Whether it is financial issues, family problems, health issues, relationships, losing a loved one, career problems, or anything else you can imagine, life always seems to pile up on us.

When life gets tough, sometimes we struggle to blindly trust God. But we cannot lose hope, because will never leave us or forsake us. “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those crushed in spirit” Psalm 34:17-18.

Currently, you may feel like you have been given the short stick in life, and that God has decided to pick on you. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance” James 1:2-3.

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The World Hates Me, But So What?

Sometimes it can be discouraging to be Christian. There are always people wanting to break you down and make you question your faith.

As a Christian, you are going to face persecution. There is no way around it. “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” 2 Timothy 3:12.

That verse spells it out pretty clearly that we will have to face trials from non-believers. I thank God that we live in a country where we are able to practice our religion freely without government intervention, unlike so many countries around the world. The kind of persecution I face day to day is so insignifigant in comparison to what so many of my brothers and sisters in Christ have to face.

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