In This World You Will Have Trouble

The enemy prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.


Take heart, in this world you will have trouble. But I have overcome the world.

In Frank Peretti’s book, This Present Darkness, he illustrates the invisible world of demons that roam the earth, seeking to stir up trouble. Doubt. Disparity. Darkness. And many many more. They are real. Their purpose is to take us out, to keep us from living the life we were created by God to live. If they keep us stuck, they have succeeded.

These demons — doubt, despair, discouragement, fear, are not from The Lord. They are from the enemy. If we walk through life with our eyes closed or oblivious to their existence, we are just asking for disaster to happen. So what can we do? Remember, the game belongs to The Lord and in the end, HE WINS. Hallelujah. So, Never surrender to the enemy. Surrender only to The Lord. Surrender now. Surrender daily. Seek to know His will and do it! And do it now!

What can I do? you ask. Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of the Lord. Whatever. That means every little thing. The way you drive your car on the road to work. The way you wait patiently at the check out line at the store. Every little kindness you show to another. Compassion. Patience. Kindness. Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving others as Jesus has forgiven you. Do all this for the glory of The Lord. Our hope is in the Lord.


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