Misfortune WILL come to all of us…and how we RESPOND to it and what we LEARN from it will make all the difference in our lives.

I was reading a post a few months back and the truth of this phrase stood out to me. One thing we have been promised in this world is trouble. John 16 assures us of that truth. But it doesn’t end there. We are encouraged to “take heart, because God has overcome the world.”

For me, when I have that mindset, the proper mindset of knowing trouble will come, it doesn’t take me by surprise and I have greater success responding to it in a way that honors God. Then, if I take it a step further, and ask God what He wants me to learn from the situation, I’m better prepared for the next time.

What about you? How do you handle life when trouble comes? Are you brave enough to ask God what He wants you to learn from the situation? It takes bravery for me to ask that question … but it’s always worth it!


© Cheri Swalwell 2020


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