2020 was a challenging year for many. For some it was the most challenging year yet. But then there are those who have been through even worse challenges than the ones we had in 2020. Unfortunately whatever year we are in, there will always be challenges at some point. They are a part of life.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take Heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
There will always be hardships on this earth. It says in John 16:33, “But take heart! I have overcome the world.” It is important to remember this when we are facing hardships and trials. He has already overcome anything that we are walking through right now.
Just because we are Christians, that does not mean that we are promised a life that is easy and includes happiness all the time, or a life without hardships and trials. But we are promised that he will be with us through it all. We also need to remember that he is always good no matter what.
2021 will not be without challenges and trials. There will be both good and bad days this year. But whatever is yet to come, he has already overcome it.
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12