Repeat after me:
I am already okay.
Now, repeat that as many times as you need to hear it until you believe it.
Hear me when I say this, you are already okay.
Stop finding reasons to not be okay.
Too often we look for reasons to not be okay because we've become complacent and comfortable in our pain. We don't have to settle for not okay.
I'm not saying that you should just ignore whatever it is that you are going through.
Hear me when I say that whatever you're going through is important.
It's important because you are important.
But you don't have to settle for those moments.
So often we identify ourselves as depressed or broken or whatever the case may be, instead of identifying ourselves as the child of the risen King we are.
All of this pain and all of this hurt has already been defeated and already been overcome.
Jesus very plainly told His disciples that in this life they would have trouble.
Hard times were going to come for them.
Hard times were on their way to Him.
But that's not where the verse ended.
It didn't end with there will be trouble. It went on.
Jesus went on to say, "But take heart, I have already overcome this world."
So all of this hurt.
All of this pain.
It's already been overcome.
It's been defeated.
Your not being okay has been taken care of.
You are okay.
You will continue to be okay.
Remember that in this life you will have trouble.
Hard times will come.
They will probably come more than once.
But that's not where the story ends.
That's not where your story ends.
He has already overcome this world.
He has overcome your pain.
He has overcome your brokenness.
And He will continue to.
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Until next time,