4 God-Breathed Truths For Anyone Facing A Tough 2017

Jan 09, 2017 by Will Maule

With a New Year comes new hope, fresh opportunities, and a clean slate to set our hearts and lives on Jesus Christ. But perhaps you are finding it difficult o sense the hope arising in 2017. Maybe you are facing a really tough year. Well, God can speak to you whilst you are in this place, and there are many truths that you need to be reminded of today. Patrick Mabilog at Christian Today highlights 4 God-breathed truths for any person who might be facing a tough 2017. 

1. God Is Faithful
"Through good times and bad, we are reminded that God is faithful and gracious still. If He wasn't then we wouldn't even have the chance to face 2017 at all. But because He has a plan for us to give us a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11), we press on."

2. God Works Even Through Crisis
"God doesn't work just in the absence of crisis but also even in the midst of it. In 2 Corinthians 12:9 Jesus tells us, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." If 2016 was tough and you still saw God work miraculously, there's no stopping God from working the same way or even greater this 2017."

3. Jesus Has Overcome the World
"Jesus once said to His disciples, "I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33). He is saying the same message to us today. There's a possibility and even a high probability that 2017 will be hard and that not everything will go our way, but we are assured that God will overcome still."

4. Our Response Matters More Than the Circumstances
"We may assume that 2017 will be tough for us. The more important question is how will we respond? Our response to the greatest of trials is what moulds us and not the circumstances we face. Character is both built and revealed through the storm. How do we respond to an almost assured crisis? Do we respond in panic and pessimism or in hope and trust in God?"

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