I am telling you now before it happens.
Several times Jesus gave his disciples advance warning, then added, “I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe” (Jn 13:19; 14:29; 16:4).
Is trouble invading your space? I can almost hear Jesus say, “Told you so.” He said, “In this world you will have trouble” (Jn 16:33). Not “In this world you may have trouble,” but “In this world you will have trouble.”
But he also promised that when trouble comes calling, you won’t be alone: “I am with you always.” Medical missionary David Livingstone called that promise “the word of a gentleman of the most strict and sacred honor.”
Hang tight to your faith that God is working behind the scenes in ways beyond your understanding.
Sometimes you feel alone.
The one thing more certain than the presence
of problems is the promise of his presence.