In Mark 13-14 there is a lot going on and a lot to handle both physically and emotionally. It’s almost like everything is going well in your life and you feel like you are in a groove and then all of the sudden you get a report from the doctor that you don’t know how to handle. Or you receive the pink slip at work and you have no idea what you are going to do. If only things could remain the way they were when everything was just right, right? Unfortunately that isn’t life. The answer is not to avoid these situation with everything inside of you and achieve homeostasis for your entire life. The answer is to keep on keeping on and trust God for the promises that He has spoken. In your future there will be some trouble, but hold fast and remain in Christ and He will see you through. When you are in the moment it’s hard thought, right? Your tired physically and your emotions are running on overtime. I love what Jesus shares with the disciples when He is in the garden with them and they keep falling asleep instead of keeping watch and staying on guard. I think this includes us as well. Allow this to encourage you today as you wait with anticipation for God’s truth to be revealed to you. Jesus says, “Stay alert, be in prayer, so you don’t enter the danger zone without even knowing it. Don’t be naive. Part of you is eager, ready for anything in God, but another part is as lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire.” Move over Red Rover and stay alert so you do not get of path. We have a great job to do! Let’s be in prayer without ceasing and place our hope in Him. For in this world you will have trouble, but take heart, be encouraged and stand with confidence. For He has overcome the world!