Functionally, life is and will never be a bed of roses. The descent of the devil to the earth came with myriads of vicissitudes, and so life has become a kind of material essence that cannot be completely devoid of issues. That is why there are diverse evils in the world: sickness, famine, pestilences, to mention a few. And as long as you remain on this planet, these ills have potential access to you.
As a Christian, your story is quite different, in that you have faith in the Finished Works of Christ. The scripture says in first John 5:4 that whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world, and this is what overcomes the world, even our faith. What that means is that your faith in God has naturally given you a cutting edge, an upper hand above this world and its issues.
But the bible is a very balanced guide; it gave a balance to the aforementioned scripture in the sixteenth chapter and thirty-third verse of the book of John, where it says, in the world, you will have tribulations, but be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world.
So, of course, Jesus recognizes the thicks and thins that come with life, and He says that is okay. He then said to be of good cheer, because it is a done deal. You see, the Christian life is not a life without problems, it is however a life of victory over every one of them. And that’s the difference between you who is a child of God, and a person that is not. Believers face challenges with Jesus holding their hands through it all.
God never leaves His own. He never does, He never will. It may seem as though He is distant, but he is, in fact, right there with you, smiling, cheering you to brace yourself up, for victory is not far away.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.Isaiah 43;2
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