Good New for Hard Times! [Short Encouraging Words]

Have hard times come your way? Is your heart heavy with care?

Jesus is saying to you, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world! (John 16:33). These are the precious words of our beloved Savior, who died for our sins, rose from the dead, and lives forever to intercede with God on our behalf! (Hebrews 7:25).

That’s the good news we cling to as children of God. Jesus has overcome all the works of the enemy and he is sitting at the right hand of the Father pleading our case! We have the most powerful advocate and faithful friend we could ever hope for. So take heart, dear friend! Don’t lower your gaze when hard times come. Instead, look up! Take heart, trust in God’s goodness and love (Read 23 verses about God’s goodness), and consider troubles as an opportunity for great joy! God is always up to something good!

“When troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”—James 1:2-4

Heavenly Father, when hard times come, help me to remember that you have overcome the world! With you, I can find courage, peace, and incredible hope! Thank you for all the work you do behind the scenes interceding with God on my behalf. Thank you also for using these hard times to make me stronger, wiser, perfect and complete, needing nothing! Today, I choose to take heart and consider these times of testing as an opportunity for great joy! Amen

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Pawz and Pray: Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends. 130 Inspiring Stories and Devotions for Dog Lovers!

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