In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.  (John 16:33 NIV)

Because of the peril of today, sometimes, if Christians are not careful, we can become adversely affected by what we see instead of what we know by faith.  Jesus tells us to be cheerful in the midst of troubled relationships, finances, or health.  And though you should be concerned, don’t let the condition of the world get you down.  Remember that we know how the story ends…and it is a happy, happy ending!

If you do become depressed or anxious about situations surrounding you, begin to praise God.  Turn to Psalm 67; it’s bursting with praise and promise!  Memorize the words so they will be hidden in your heart, then begin to speak or even sing them!  Praise your way through this life, knowing that the conditions we face are not permanent.  One glorious day we will live in a righteous world under the reign of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Let’s live this life in an overabundance of praise to God for His supernatural intervention even before we see His miracles manifested!