Take heart, Overcomers! #FiveminuteFriday word prompt is Overcome! Join others writing on the same thought today here!
As easy as falling off a log
Easy as pie
Go easy on him
Take it easy
Easy as ABC
Easy come, easy go
Easy does it
Easy to come by
Living on Easy Street
We like the word, easy. We want things to be easy. If we had the choice to make something easy or difficult we would definitely choose the easy way out.
But life isn’t always easy. It wasn’t meant to be. “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation…” John 16:33 ESV.
Those are the words of Jesus. He even told us that we would be hated by the world in John 15:18-19. We see this happening more and more around our world but it really isn’t a new thing. Christians have been persecuted for simply being Christians since time began. We can expect to see much more of it before the Lord returns for His church.
Living for God doesn’t mean all of your troubles will disappear but it does mean that you have hope and someone to turn to, someone who is walking beside you and living IN you.
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
When I was in Haiti a couple of years ago, I witnessed people who led difficult lives. Many did not have the comforts that we so easily take for granted. Some didn’t have electricity, a car, or more than a shanty to live in and they were possibly hungry. But the overcomers took that difficult life that they had been handed and lived it well.
When trials come our way, and they will come, we can turn to Him for our strength, comfort and wisdom.
The second half of that verse in John 16:33 mentions just that. “In this world you will have tribulation. But take heart, I have overcome the world.”
He promised us that we would have life and have it more abundantly all because He overcame! Even if we have nothing, we can still know that living for God is the most rewarding, fulfilling and happy life there is in this world. He carries us.
If you are facing difficulty today, and the likelihood is that most all of us are, take heart in the scriptures that follow and be encouraged that even though life isn’t easy, it doesn’t have to be hard. You can overcome!