November 27, 2017

Peace amidst troubles - Encouragement Weekly Photo Challenge #24

John 16:33 Bible Verse Encouragement Quote

If you grew up in a Christian community, or have been exposed to the gospel, you might have heard these words more than once.

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you may have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world
- John 16:33

I've had phases of skepticism when I couldn't believe this. It's hard to believe when we were displaced from our home because of a threat to our safety. It's hard to believe when, during those difficult times that we needed help, we were rejected by family. It's hard to believe when family members succumbed to cancer. It's hard to believe when you are depressed, and because of that you have placed your family in deep trouble. These only comprise the tip of the iceberg of what our family has faced,  and we've been believers.

In spite of everything that has happened, or are happening, I still believe in God. Why?

Although there are things that we can do to prevent catastrophes from happening in our lives, we can't deny that there are real accidents. Those that we cannot control. Believing in a higher being helps me cope with this. Those things that I can't control I lift up to Him. Although things won't magically fall into place right away, but faith in Him brings me hope.

What is it that you're worried about? You can write it on your planner/bullet journal and pray that God will help you get through it :)

This is the last of my Encouragement Weekly Photo Challenge on this blog. I'm transferring this challenge to my Instagram account. Receive weekly encouragement photos by following thewiselark on Instagram.


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  1. Great post! I love that verse and love to encourage my children with it. It’s is so easy to worry when I forget who is really in control!

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