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“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)

God did not promise us that the Christian life would be a walk in the park. Just because you choose to follow Jesus, doesn’t mean you will have an easy path to walk. Rather, the opposite is true. You will have to face difficulty and hardship; and you will face persecution because of your faith. There is simply no way to avoid it. 

Part of accepting this is realizing that everyone might not agree with the way you live your life and make decisions. Don’t think for a moment that everyone will applaud you for your values, your heart, and your love for God, even when you do the right things. 

If you live your life trying to please the crowd, you will find yourself being manipulated by the crowd. Do not be surprised, child of God; when you walk with Christ, you will face persecution. Remember what Jesus said in John 16:33. 

If you are facing opposition because you are living according to your faith and God’s Word, don’t be discouraged. Keep going. Keep pursuing righteousness. Your faithfulness in following Jesus is not in vain. 

6 Comments

  1. Kelly galloway on January 11, 2022 at 5:09 am

    I believe this, it is especially true about my husband

  2. Millie on January 11, 2022 at 5:46 am

    I needed to hear this today. The ones I love the most often are the ones that ridicule my Lord and my faith-I needed to remember that I should rejoice!

  3. SUSETTE LOUGHNEY on January 11, 2022 at 8:29 am

    Amen

  4. James W Howell on January 11, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    Sometimes things that seem So clear TO God’s Children , not acceptable to the World. Trusting GOD is Always the THE Right Choice !

  5. Anita on January 11, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Amen and Amen!

  6. Vanequa on January 13, 2022 at 4:07 am

    Amen!!!

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