Scripture tells us we WILL have battles. So we may as well try to be happy in the moment. Try looking for the positives that come with it. Battles are molding us to be more like Jesus. It’s also building our faith. Life’s battles are tough but when we trust Jesus and let him do the fighting, our peace and happiness will outshine anything we face. Spoiler alert…Jesus wins in the end!
Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way. James 1:2-4 (MSG)
I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.” John 16:33 (MSG)