Circumstances are often out of our control, but as God's children, we have access to peace and joy, even during very difficult circumstances.
John 14:27: Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Isaiah 51:12 - I, [even] I, [am] he that comforteth you: who [art] thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man [that] shall die, and of the son of man [which] shall be made [as] grass;
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 - Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Psalms 119:50 - This [is] my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
John 16:22 - And ye now, therefore, have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
"A Christian's testimony to the world is not that our God will keep us from all problems and troubles of this world, but that He gives us Joy and Peace that is the outcome of our Eternal Hope and God's presence in our lives."
13Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
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