Believing heart

I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.

Psalms 27:13

It was Jesus himself who said that "In the world you will have trouble" and Apostle Paul said that "all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution". This does not mean that God is the one who brings suffering and pain. James 1:13 says that God does not tempt us and brings upon us these trials. Infact Jesus said in John 16:33 that He has overcome the world. So, we can through Jesus be overcomers. How to be overcomers, how we can take triumph over our suffering and not be consumed in it?
The answer is believing in the goodness of God. We should believe that good is going to happen. We should believe that we will see the goodness of the Lord. The Lord has made many promises in the Bible that He will do good to those who love Him.
Hence, we should ask and believe the Lord for the fulfillment of these promises. We should have faith and hope in the goodness of the Lord.
Indeed, David tells us that he would have lost heart if he had not believed that he would see the goodness of the Lord in the Land of the Living. David had confidence in the Goodness of God not only in the life after, but now and here in the land of the living.
David didn't believe the Lord for good only in the next life, but for good in this life. He did not lose heart and give in to fear and dread about tribulations, because he places his faith in the God who can come through with good things.
In Christ we are overcomers, and we should put our faith to work by expecting to overcome.
Today, then do not lose heart and give up. Instead, expect to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Expect to see good things come from the Lord.