There is victory after every struggle. And the latter (victory )will be greater than the former experience. In John 18:37 Jesus said to pilate; You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause i have come into the world, that i should bear witness of the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice. ) There is a purpose behind every difficult experience. That experience is to accomplish your purpose and build the character leading you into your purpose.God knows who you are and His word says who you are. Therefore no matter what you face let God’s saying and voice supersede every other voice. Confirm and declare to yourself and let your self know who you are. Because no matter what you are facing knowing who you are, will not allow circumstances to change you. Before Jesus was crucified He may not have physically looked like a king. But that did not stop Him from saying He is a king, because Jesus knows who He is. Don’t let your circumstance, how you look now, tell you who you are.Because that is not who God says you are. You are more than a conqueror through Him who loves you.(romans 8:37),you are far from oppression and fear does not come near you. You are God’s child (John 1:12), you are justified and redeemed ( romans 3:24), You have wisdom, santification and redemption( 1 corinthians 1:30), you are blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places( ephesians 1:3), the peace of God guards your heart and mind. (Phillipians 4:7) Its not about what people say or what people think, It is about what God Almighty who formed you is saying. God created you and even before your very being was formed He thought of you. (Jeremiah 1:5 ;Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”) How can you allow people who did not create you, form you, protect you,deliver you tell you who you are? Nomatter what you been through, the mistakes you made, how close the people who put you down were to you. They did not form you. They did not bring you into existence. They didnt choose when you were born and when you will leave this earth. They may have said and done things that really hurt. But thats not who you are. You are God’s child. Knowing who God says we are, is knowing who we are. Just think about anything like a phone or laptop. The person who knows the potential and the function of that thing is the person who sat down, planned and manufactured the thing, so if anyone else says something about the gadget thats not true, the manufacturer can have the answers to it and tell the truth. God is our creator and knows us, so even if someone lies about who you are, its not true because God’s word does not agree to it. (Psalm 100:3 Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.)