The struggle is real.
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! God has overcome the world.
“I have told you these things, so that in Him you may have peace.” (John 16:33)
Attending church, having the Bible read to me, and studying the Bible on my own have all taught me that Jesus wins!
It is also true that while I am in the midst of my struggles, I feel defeated and hopeless. It can be hard to even know how to overcome the exhaustion.
Have you noticed that Jesus tells me to “take up My cross” and follow Him? He does not say “Here, let me take that for you. I will carry it.”
But He does say I will carry you. “Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” (Isaiah 46:4)
Not only that, but I can rejoice in my sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put me to shame, because God’s love has been poured into my heart through the Holy Spirit who has been given to me. (Romans 5:3-5 cheri version)
We are overcoming in the midst of our struggles. We are building up endurance for future troubles ahead.
Today I will be talking with Misty Phillip about her Bible study called The Struggle is Real; But So is God!
Mindy will remind us that:
“Paul faced many afflictions as a servant of Jesus Christ, but he did not lose heart. He knew that regardless of what happened to him on earth, it was temporary, and nothing could compare to the glory awaiting him in heaven.
No matter what happens to us today, we can take comfort in knowing that the suffering we experience cannot defeat us. Even if our external person is being destroyed, what waits for us ahead in eternity is more glorious than we can ever imagine! Even the best day on earth pales in comparison to God’s eternal glory. “
As we overcome during our struggles our hope in salvation is strengthened.
Remember – God’s carrying us!
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Are you in the middle of a struggle right now?
Please listen to or watch my time with Misty; then leave a comment and share what hope you received from Misty’s message and how I can pray for you moving forward.
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Misty is a dreamer and a doer who believes we are all here for a reason and that we are created for a purpose. She encourages people to use their story to give God glory.
Misty is a podcaster, speaker, author, and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping you spark your soul message.
Founder of the Spark Christian Podcast Conference, Founder of The Rocket Podcast Community and host of the By His Grace podcast show. Misty inspires through her leadership, speaking, and mastermind groups. She currently serves as the Houston Connect Leader for Christian Women In Media. Misty is the author of The Struggle is Real: But So is God Bible Study and Spark Podcast Planner 2020.