The troubles I’ve seen

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. Jn. 16:33

Peace and perspective will never be found by looking at our troubles or at the circumstances surrounding them. The unseen evidence of the overcoming Christ becomes visible wen we look at Him and trust Him. Jesus was “crucified before the foundation of the world” even though it was thousands of years after the fall that He hung at Calvary. That doesn’t mean He didn’t always have the problem of evil well in hand. If He can do that, He’s got our troubles overcome.

Lord, give my heart and mind Your perspective on the troubles I see.