God's people live in very pressured times. Maybe we don't live under the peril the early church faced when encountering the Romans, but we have our own sets of stresses and sufferings. The good news is God has foreseen such and provides ample route to victory.
Our faith has muscle. It is able to push back discouraging voices and problematic situations. Faith walks on without doubt as to whether God is active. Faith is sure God has given His children "already conquered" passes to get through the decade or the day. We win! We count even the sensitive pressures as joy! We do!
Yes, the inventory can inflict pain.....tear-bringing, heart-agonizing pain. But He says through Jesus we overwhelmingly conquer! We answer a bullying world with faith. We are neither stumped nor stranded. We are not going under. We do not have to run. We win! For about three days the opponents (as in Jesus in the grave) may think they smell victory; but it isn't. It's simply mismanaged overindulgence in their nostrils. We win! God says so.
Stuff coming at you? Worry trying to rob you of sleep? Stress taking its toll? Push back...with a faith that moves forward as if everything is okay.....because it really is! Feeling you are not all right today? Hold on. You will be. Romans 8:28-39.