A Promise in the Pain
 
When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stout hearted. - Psalm 138:3          
 
About five seconds outside the womb I think we all discover that this life isn’t easy. And it seems that the older we get the tougher it becomes. Some people have problems or are attracted to difficul¬ties like fleas to a dog. Others make it through life with relatively little difficulty.  
 
But most likely, you’ll face some tough times in life, and it’s not im¬portant how your challenges stack up to the challenges of others. Sometimes you might wonder if you are going to be able to make it through, and you will if you hold onto God. He‘s promised to see you through. 
 
Are you weighed down? Do you feel overcome with grief or alone in your struggle?  
 
You can choose to take steps to walk through your challenges and come through them a stronger person. 
 
Remember, believing in God and in Jesus Christ doesn’t mean you won’t have problems. But it does mean you have resources, people, and God’s Spirit who will see you through your problems. What could be better?
 
“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” - William A. Ward (1921-1994) 
 
 

 

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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.