Life is pain, princess

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

From small annoyances to real tragedy, our lives are marked by trouble. To quote The Princess Bride – “Life is pain, princess. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” Life’s pain does not occupy a separate compartment from life’s joy,  but happens alongside it. Most real adventures begin with something going wrong. The overcoming Christ is just as real as every trouble in our lives. He has no intention of letting us be defeated by a world over which He has already taken victory.

Lord let those who feel defeated take heart and those who feel afraid have peace.