Yesterday morning started with a beautiful hike in the Sandia Mountains near our house. I was on a forced day off from running and biking due to a little piriformis pain, otherwise known as a Pain in the Butt. So a hike with Rick and Maverick sounded like just what the doctor ordered.
It was nice to start the day in such a peaceful way. We never know what each day before us will hold. Learning to live in the moment is something I am working on because the past few months have brought such challenges and events that have happened unexpectedly. God tells us that we will face struggles through our life. Shocking, I know…isn’t life supposed to be wonderful and go smoothly because I believe in God? News flash – NO. “In this world you will have trouble.” John 16:33
That can be somewhat depressing to think that even God is telling me I will have trouble. However, it’s also comforting to me when I do face those challenges. For while He tells us we will have trouble, He also tells us to “Take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:18
I am trusting in God and leaning on Him to equip me to face these troubles. I know that I cannot do this on my own and fortunately none of us has to!
Are you facing any troubles right now? Any favorite verse that you go to during difficult times?