We all go through trials and tribulations of some sort in this life. If you are not going through something now, you have been through or you will go through. That’s life. Jesus told us in John 16:33 “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.” That last sentence, “I have overcome the world” is our hope and comfort in times of troubles. Sometimes we must go through to get to the next level God is taking us. I call it growing through. Sometimes we go through so that when God brings us through, we will have a testimony to help someone else. We get the victory and God gets the glory! Sometimes we go through because of our own bad choices but God is still in control. He can turn our mess into a message, just as He turns our test into a testimony. It’s really about how we handle the situation, do we focus more on it than the One who is in control of it? There is a difference in being concerned than being worried and anxious. We must trust our Father who has already won every battle we will ever face. When storms come, Jesus will calm them or He will calm us until they past. Scripture helps us realize that we are fighting from a vantage point of already having victory, rather than trying to win a victory. The Apostle Paul writes, “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loves us.” (Romans 8:37) Through every trial, we must keep our focus on God and always believe what His Word says more than we believe what the world says. We must not let our  doubts and fears hold us back from living the life God has for us. We may have to walk through some difficulties but we can stand strong in faith, because we know how the story ends! We have the victory through Christ Jesus! So be encouraged. Love and Blessings…

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippines 4:6-7)

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

“He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.” (Mark 4:39)

“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8)


  1. “I call it growing through…” love that phrase – In Him we are ever in the place of becoming… eternity is not long enough for us to behold His glory.

    A blessed share.

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  2. What an inspiring and in-depth message. GOD utilizes your gift of writing to speak divinely to me and others. Going Through definitely illustrates my life at this time. It encourages me to grasp even tighter to the anchor of GOD although it may appear and feel as I’m slipping. HE has me , and All His children so we are safe in His care.

    Thank you Sister Curleen. I love you, your wisdom, and our JESUS!!!

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    1. Thank you my Sister. Be encouraged because you are correct, God has us and we can be confident that all things will work for our good! I love you. Stay blessed🙏

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