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It’s Not Easy - Publisher's Letter
It’s Not Easy
LIFE IS HARD, and being a Christian doesn’t make it easier. In fact, sometimes it makes it harder. We’re bound to stumble because we’re human, and some people will throw a rock – just to watch us fall. And if that’s not enough, the natural vicissitudes of life (such as a job loss, a broken heart, and the death of a loved one) fling their own set of pain. However, in John 16:33, Jesus gave this promise: “In the world you will have much trouble. But take hope! I have power over the world” (New Life Version).
This issue of CALLED will help you tap into God’s power, and overcome the challenges that you’re facing. In her interview, music legend Patti LaBelle teaches that hardship can transform us into better people – that is, if we choose to make the most of the hand we’re dealt. But we must learn When and How to Say “No”. And when Enough is Enough, we should muster the courage to face scary “giants” (those overwhelming situations in our lives). After all, if God is with you, What Are You Afraid Of?.
Don’t allow hard times to break you, because you can Do Something Incredible with Your Pain. Therefore, use this issue to become an overcomer. Not only are you Chic and Classy, you’re called to be a resilient woman.