“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

(blooming quince / Julie Cook / 2018)

As sure as the sun rises every morning, we are each guaranteed, at some point or other,
an encounter with trouble.

Some trouble will be gut-wrenching.
Some trouble will be fleeting.
Some trouble will knock us down.
Some trouble will take us to our knees.
While other trouble will simply be bluesy and lowdown…
soulfully woeful, gritty and dirty.

We are told that yes, there will be trouble.
Not a question of if… but rather a matter of when…there will indeed be trouble.

We don’t know the type nor kind of our troubles, but we know
that troubles will eventually come.

The test of the matter will be how we decide to respond.

How we, if we, opt to get back up.

Hope is found in knowing that we have a Redeemer, a Savior who has overcome
each and every trouble that was, is or will ever be…
We overcome because He has already overcome…

So get behind us trouble…

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world.
And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
1 John 5:4-5

12 comments on “trouble

  1. Amen! If we’re going to have trouble,which we are, let’s make it kind of jazzy, infused with some blues. 🙂

  2. oneta hayes says:

    Do you sometimes want to shake someone whose Trouble Meter registers about 3? I do but not because of my own issue/s, but because I know so many who carry around 8-10 with such grace. The 3’s irk me. That is so much NOT like Jesus. He invites us to bring our trouble to him without regard to whether he views them as 1’s or 10’s. We need the practice and experience of taking 1’s to him before we encounter the tougher stuff!

  3. SLIMJIM says:

    Grateful that through Jesus we overcome the world while troubles we still have for now.

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