Nothing in this life can completely crush us when we have the hope of Jesus Christ. We may experience tragedies and trials, but nothing can take that hope away from us when we have it living inside of our hearts. 2 Corinthians 4:8 says that “we are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.”
There are many troubles in this world. Those troubles often lead people down dark paths that can even lead to death. There is nothing more devastating than hearing about someone who took their own life because of the troubles that pressed in on them and made them feel as though they were trapped. So this verse is not saying that there won’t be troubles; it is just describing what it looks like when we live according to the hope we have in Christ. We will always experience troubles; they never go away. But with the Holy Spirit, we can endure and persevere through those troubles.
Troubles cannot crush us when we live in Christ. They can perplex us, as this verse says, but they cannot drive us to despair. God is bigger than our troubles. Pray today and ask Him to go before you and hedge you in on every side so that you will not let troubles crush you anymore.