"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Am I the only one who is amazed by this? I get so caught up in my struggles and annoyances that I rarely stop and think that He has overcome the world. The battle has already been won and He is on our side. To me that is just the most encouraging thing in the world. I just have to read that verse every once and a while, it gives me hope.
These struggles are temporary. Everything here is so temporary. Live your life with purpose.