Many Troubles

I read this today in Psalm 34:19 –

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A righteous man may have many troubles,
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I needed that. I needed a reminder that being a child of God does not make me immune to the troubles of this world. There is no plastic bubble protecting me from evil and misfortune. Life is full of trouble – and sometimes it’s hard – real hard.

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As I’ve grown older I long for heaven more and more. I know that my troubles will then be but a distant memory. Paul phrased it this way –

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For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. (II Corinthians 4:17)

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God knows the trials we endure and he will one day reward us for persevering. He will make it worth it to hang in there.

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Are you feeling tired and discouraged? About to give up?

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This life is really very short. Never forget this – the best is yet to come!
?Peace,
?Dave

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