As we start the new year, I think it's important for us to realize that we will experience troubles. We would like to think that things will remain peaches and cream, but the reality is they won't. This doesn't mean God doesn't love us, or wants us to be miserable. This merely means He wants us to grow. If you think about it, all of our trouble result in a lesson, growth or a deeper experience with God. It's never meant to destroy us, or leave us empty. We must change our thought process, and began to thank God the moment trouble arrives on the scene. Not only is it an indication that God is moving, but it's a clear sign that the devil knows God got something special ahead. So don't lose heart during rough times. Stand strong, and remember you will not be the same person after this storm.