James 1:12 (NKJV0 [ Loving God Under Trials ] Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

It doesn’t take long to discover that life isn’t easy. And it seems that the older we get the tougher it becomes. Some people have problems or are attracted to difficulties like a bad dream that always comes back. Others make it through life with relatively little difficulty. How are you doing in your life?

Just wanted to caution you today that most likely, you will face some tough times in life, and it’s not important how your challenges measure up to the challenges of others. Sometimes you might wonder if you are going to be able to make it through, and you will if you hold onto God. The Lord has promised to see you through. The Advent season reminds us of this promise and this staggering reality of our Lord!

Point to ponder – Are you weighed down? Do you feel overwhelmed with grief or alone in your struggle? Are you missing your family member who has transitioned?

You can choose to take the necessary steps to walk through your challenges and come through them a stronger person.Remember, believing in God and in Jesus Christ doesn’t mean you won’t have problems. But it does mean you have available resources, people, and God’s Spirit who will see you through your problems. And this is the joy of living, What could be better?

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Kingdom Blessings,

Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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