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Struggles

Ange Oak tree

Struggles – ever had any? Sure you say—you should have seen what happened yesterday! I’m sure you already recognize that we are all prone to experiencing times of struggle because we live in a fallen world. Sometimes, though, the struggles we encounter keep us struggling. Merriam Webster defines struggle as ‘to try very hard to do, achieve, or deal with something that is difficult or very hard to deal with’. You might struggle in a relationship or to reach an educational goal or find promotion in your job. Regardless of what it is, many believers end up in a day-to-day struggle just to hang in there. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 NLT talks about struggles – “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed…not given to despair…not destroyed.” How do you have victory in the midst of struggles? Don’t focus on the struggles because the more you do, the more you’ll stay frustrated, upset, and angry. Focus instead on God’s promises by keeping your eyes on Jesus. Fill yourself with the Word and as you do, you’ll see His presence and supply lift you out of the struggles.