John 16:33
John 16:33 "In this life, you will know hardship, loss, pressure, tragedy, heartbreak, and betrayal."
"Things like this happen to other people but never to me."
"It's not my fault" 
"Why go on?"
"I can't believe my life is turning out this way."
"Take courage, for I have overcome the world."
"Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows but take heart because I have overcome the world."
“Take courage. There is still hope.”
1. God is never the author of evil.
  • John 10:10(a) "The evil one comes to steal, kill, and destroy."
2. God limits the severity of adversity that comes my way.
  • It will never come your way in an amount that with God's strength you cannot overcome.
  • "This will not take me down."
  • 1 John 4:4 "Greater is He who is in me than He who is in the world."
  • Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
3.   God makes Himself completely available to me in the middle of trouble.
  • Psalm 34:18 “God is especially near and makes Himself present to the brokenhearted. And He rescues those who are crushed in spirit.”
  • Psalm 23:4 "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil."
4.   God is totally committed to forming something worthwhile and good out of my heartbreak.
  • Romans 8:28 "God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him and walk according to His purpose."
  • "Just maybe, maybe in the power of God, I can overcome this."
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13 "We do not grieve as those who have no hope."
  • Psalm 23:6 "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."
  • Every morning she decided to walk toward tomorrow.
  • Hope brings the confidence that comes through the exercise of faith
  • If you're living for Jesus, you'll find there will be plenty to overcome.
  • Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."