This weeks verse speaks to me because I look at my life, both past and current, and often think to myself "how much more can I take".. Why does so much negativity seem to happen in my life - from two alcoholic parents, one with schizophrenia and the other a pedophile, to a failed first marriage, to financial woes. But then, I read verses like the following and realize that this life is only temporary, the trials I face are temporary and that our Lord Jesus faced even worse while he walked this Earth, the trials he faced were much more that what I face.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world - John 16:33