“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world.  [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]”

John 16:33 (Amplified Bible)

In life we are faced with all kinds of challenges and struggles.  You may be faced with a financial problem, a health issue or a relationship struggle and at times it may seem overwhelming to you.  You have choices you can make.  You can choose to wallow in self-pity and walk with a defeatist attitude that ultimately leads to depression.  You can try to figure it out on your own and I am confident that you know where that ends up, or you can choose to relinquish it to Him.  “God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need Him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake, Before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains. Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.” Psalm 46:1-3 Message Bible.  When you turn from your problems to His presence, your load is immediately lighter.


Meditate on the following verse and then act on it.

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28 (NASB)