Isaiah ERV In the same way, I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born." The LORD says this: "I promise that if I cause you the pain of birth, I will not stop you from having your new nation." Your God said this.
God will definitely answer prayers for strength, wisdom, patience, and the rest. These answers make life much more difficult, but the presence of God that accompanies the answers vastly exceeds the difficulties.
Bill Giyaman posted In the happy moments praise God. In the difficult moments seek God. In the quiet moments trust God. In every moment thank God. to their -inspiring quotes and sayings- postboard via the Juxtapost bookmarklet.
"I bought a nice leather journal for my missionary and wrote these on the first two pages. He loves it and tells me all the time how comforting these scriptures are!" Sounds like this might be handy to have.
We are not called to sit in a pew and read about how Christ changed lives. We are called to live like Him and do the things we read about. "Christian" has such negative connotations. Strive to be Christ-like and do good things in your life.