Hard times come in many different ways for each of us. No matter who we are or what we have, we can expect problems. God is not promising us a life without it but instead letting us know that He will be our refuge and strength in the midst of any and ALL our struggles.
Our hope is not in other people or even in ourselves but in Him. I find that comforting because I know myself I don't always get it right. God has brought me through so many things that were of my own doing. God has also brought me through many more things that were not of my own doing.
God is our only HOPE in everything!
This picture was taken around the historical area of Fernandina Beach, January 2013