When I was in college, I remember one of my peers sharing her faith and telling someone that once she became a Christian she no longer experienced trouble or problems. She was trying to relate how God played an important role in her life, but in the process she simplified the realities of life. Sometimes we can simplify our faith in God, but we need to be realistic when sharing what it means to follow God!
When we choose to follow God, we do not enter a magic place without trouble. We still face temptation and may even become a "target" for the devil as he tries to lure us away from God. Even though we still face the troubles of earth, there is one major difference. With our faith in God, we can trust that He will deliver us from all of our troubles. We do not have to worry because God has given us His Son, Jesus Christ, who overcame the trials and troubles of earth. Because of Him, we can be saved from sin and live life reassured that although we may have troubles, God promises to deliver us and guide us in overcoming them!
You may have troubles, but, with God, you can overcome them!
Thank You for sending Your Son to redeem me from sin. Please continue to guide me and deliver me from all of the troubles I face. Through Jesus, my Savior, I pray, amen.