I have been encouraged with my walk with Christ, for it has been a season of reaping for me. However, considering the vicissitudes of life, I can be assured that more pain is on its way. Being so, If my walk with Christ was dependent on my feelings and circumstances, I would surely turn away from Him during these soon-approaching trials. However, this not the case! One's walk with Christ isn't predicated on feelings, but on the Word of God. Furthermore, as the Bible says, "we that are strong, ought to bear the infirmities of the weak," (Romans 15:1) so while I am yet strong, at least for the moment, I'd like to encourage my brothers and sisters.
15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
In other words, the Bible is our lifeline. To experience the freedom and victory of Jesus Christ, we must be sanctified daily by his Holy Word.
At any rate, Jesus prayed the prayer above for his disciple because He knew that the upcoming trial -- His death-- would cause them to faint in their faith. Likewise, God knows our weaknesses, and has prayed for us. It is not His will that we be overtaken by our problems, but that we draw close to Him and rely on His Saving Grace.
31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. 33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
When you are down and out with your walk with Christ, remember He has overcome this world. You are His and not your own. He knows what's best for you. He knows you are weak. He knows you aren't perfect and that you do make mistakes. Allow Him to touch your heart. Allow Him to transform and renew your mind. Remember: God does not use perfect people; rather, He uses those whom are willing.
God Bless You,