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In the book of Job we read that man is born to trouble as sparks fly upward (Job 5:7) If we have lived in this world for any length of time we will know from personal experience just how true these words are to life in this fallen world.

We need to understand that every problem and troubling situation confronting believers in this life is allowed by God for some wise and good purpose. God uses all our trials and troubles to increase our faith and to make us more like Jesus.

If you feel that your troubles are more than you can bear remember that God tells us in his word that He will never subject us to any trial without also giving us the ability to overcome it (1 Cor. 10:13)

God has placed us on a path of victory and He has promised us that there is nothing in heaven or earth that can separate us from His love (Rom. 8:35-39)

When the storms of darkness surround us He is not asleep, He is able to still the storm and bring us through safely. We are reminded in God’s word that our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against spiritual forces of evil (Eph. 6:12).

Our spiritual eyes need to be open to see the spiritual battle that is raging around us. Let us recognise that greater is He who is in us, than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).

You may be feeling weary and completely overwhelmed but the Bible tells us that God is close to the broken-hearted and he is near to us in all our trials. He does not abandon us to the storms of life, but is with us in all our trials and will bring us safely home to glory.

Peter 5:10 (ESV) And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

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