A lot of preachers and Bible teachers will lead you to believe that a life with Jesus is a life of blessings and comforts and eventual paradise. Jesus did promise us in eternity that those things would be true but he said our life here would be very different. He said we would suffer. He said we would face turmoil. He said we would know what it meant to “carry our cross” on a daily basis. He promises us the trials would come. Yet, he also promised he would be there.
The beauty of following Jesus is not a promise to never again face a trial. The beauty of following Jesus is the promise to never have to face those trials alone. And in His strength we can endure and overcome anything life may have for us.