When I consider my crosses, tribulations, and temptations, I shame myself almost to death, thinking what are they in comparison to the suffering of my blessed Savior Jesus Christ. --Martin Luther
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 1 Peter 4:13
You got laid off and Christmas is on its way. You had to go to the doctor this month and there isn’t enough money to pay the rest of the bills. Your car sounds like a freight train and it looks like you’re crop dusting while you’re on the way to town. Little Johnny needs a filling and Mary Jo needs a new pair shoes. Boy, life piles up sometimes don’t it?
Child of God, don’t fret! You’re Heavenly Father knows the needs and He takes care of His own! Time and time again God has stepped in to give hope when all looked hopeless! The Children of Israel while in Egypt, The Widow at Zarephath, The Disciples with the multitude, and when some looked at the Saviour on the Cross felt as if all hope was lost. Be patient, be persistent, but most of all be in prayer Child of God! I am reminded of Philippians 4:6, Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.