|English: Old Step Leading to Church on the Hill Steps in need of repair, leading to Holy Trinity Washington, Known locally as the Church on the Hill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Don't be misled into believing that accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior means that all your troubles are over. A life given over to God will not guarantee health and wealth. Things may turn out just fine for you, but also be prepared for difficult times.
Sickness, financial problems, and disasters can fall upon God's children just as they can fall upon the unsaved. Hardships can come to us all, but our faith can help our outlook and sense of hope for the future. God has not guaranteed heaven here on Earth. Your investment in God's kingdom is rewarded after you've paid into your account with what you've done while on Earth.
Jesus told us that we could expect trouble in our lives (John 16:33), but He would carry us through. Some followers of Jesus have suffered horribly for their convictions, but they have a far greater reward ahead. Better to live in eternity with God, then to have a brief time of riches and pleasure while on Earth then spend forever in darkness separated from God's glory.
If you are rolling in riches today and lose it all tomorrow you will be sorrowful. But if you have God in your life, whatever earthly things are taken from you will still leave you with God. And if you have God, then you have everything.
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