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    A Prayer for When Life Is Hard
    By: Alisha Headley

    "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

    I'm not sure why, but every time life throws me a curveball I didn't expect, or any form of affliction pops up in my life, I still act surprised. Maybe you can relate? It could be the stresses that come with managing everyday life between work and kids that make life hard for you. Perhaps its tragic news that a loved one has passed away, even though we know that we will all die one day. Yet, for some reason, it still seems to nudge us in the worst way when things in life are hard.

    But the truth is: life is in fact hard.

    In today's Scripture, Jesus reminds of exactly that: He tells us in the world, you will have trouble. He didn't say, you might have trouble, nor did he say, you will never have trouble. No, He said you will have trouble.

    The beautiful part of this Scripture is that He then tells us that we can have peace in this troubled world. We can take heart and be encouraged that He has overcome the trouble in this world.

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    As believers, we don't have to live in a state of despair. We can find peace in Him knowing that the trouble we experience is not forever, as He has overcome all the trouble when he sacrificed His life on the cross. This troubled world only temporary.

    He knows that life is painful. But he didn't leave us empty-handed. He left us with His peace. You can be sad. You can be angry. You can continue to act surprised. You can be confused. But you don't have reason to despair. Even if life at times is tragic and dark, do not despair.

    In the midst of the trouble and when life is hard, His peace is there. Rest in this wonderful assurance.

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