Friday, January 16, 2009

Just A Note

The long and the short of things in my world is that I'm swamped this week and there just doesn't seem to be enough time for everything. Therefore, my blog today is just a brief note.

I want to encourage you to focus on the blessings. There are so many problems going on all around us, but just remember that none of this has taken God by surprise.

Jesus said in John 16:33 that in this world we would have trouble, but to take heart because He's overcome the world. Jesus doesn't want us to focus on the first part - the troubles. He throws that out there almost like a casual reference. The heart of this verse is the last part. We can take heart - be encouraged - dare I say, be content? He's overcome, and because we are His and He is in us - we have overcome.

Sometimes it's hard to remember that we really have that victory. But we do. We have overcome in Him. We can take heart!

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