I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope. Psalms 130:5
I am blessed to have a living hope through Jesus Christ. I have an inheritance reserved for me in heaven. And although this world will be filled with trials and distress I can rejoice in the testing of my faith so that the results might bring glory to God.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:3-7
I am blessed because I can have peace in this world. I do not have to live in fear of the future. I do not have to be troubled with the things of this world. My peace is not in this world, it is in Christ.
"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. John 14:27
"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage ; I have overcome the world." John 16:33