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You Will Have Trouble

In the world you will have trouble . . . 

You have mouths to feed at home, and you’ve been with the company for years, but you were just let go.

You have always been healthy, and you never miss an annual check-up, but you have just received a terminal diagnosis.

You are surrounded by people, and the noise is deafening, but you feel completely alone.

In this world you will have trouble . . . 

She sat at my kitchen table under a facade that all was well, but deep inside she was broken, and I missed it. Her friends weren’t truly friends. Her fears were justified but never shared. And, the weight of her worries became too much. This world dealt her so much trouble . . . so much that she was blind to the fact that He had already conquered it. In the end, she lost her life to this anxiety. Her struggle was one many of us can relate to.

This beautiful world that God created is littered with troubles that are often too much. Too much for you. Too much for me. And, even too much for the both of us to carry together. In turn, we can feel so alone. But, He assures us that there is peace in Him. Sometimes, even with the assurance of His peace, the troubles do not go away. Instead we are just given the courage to face them until we are with Him again for eternity.

In this world you will have trouble . . . 

Our journeys may never get easier. Our problems may ebb and flow for the remainder of our days. Our burdens may feel too heavy.

But, have courage! Do not let your troubles overshadow your knowledge of His presence. You do not have to conquer a thing. He has already done it for you, and in Him alone you will find peace.

So, let’s open up our Bibles, pull out our rosaries, or simply kneel at His feel and let Him fill us with it.

Jesus, we trust in you.

Britt Fisk is the wife of Jeremy and mother of six young kids.  She spends her days living simply in the-middle-of-nowhere-New Mexico helping with the family beef cattle operation. You can find out more about her here.

3 Comments

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    Lauren
    May 29, 2017 at 8:44 am

    I needed this more than you know this morning. Bless you and the ministry of BIS!

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    Jill
    May 29, 2017 at 11:50 am

    With life as hectic and sometimes as worrying as it is this gave me some peace this afternoon. Thank You!

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    Karin Searson
    May 29, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Let’s let Our Lord do the heavy lifting in our lives.
    Excellent reflection! God bless.

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