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Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission.
The Christian life isn’t a playground but a battlefield. Occasionally I meet people who sincerely believe that if they follow Christ, their lives should be free of problems. After all, they say, didn’t Jesus promise us peace? Won’t God take away our troubles and give us health and prosperity, if only we have enough faith?
The Bible, however, doesn’t promise this. Yes, Christ gives us inner peace—but He hasn’t promised to always give us outer peace or freedom from problems and difficulties.
What battles are you facing now? List them, and write a prayer asking God for inner peace to sustain you in these trials.

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