What is the meaning of tribulation? It’s not what we’ve been led to believe. Here’s the internet definition:
Definition of tribulation
: distress or suffering resulting from oppression or persecution
also: a trying experience
Do we not face tribulation daily? Replace that word with trouble, and you take away its power! Are you paying attention? Aren’t we in “big trouble” or “great tribulation” right now? You absolutely could call it that! Let’s stop worrying about “tribulation,” we face it daily and are no worse off for it. We do not contend with trouble like the worldly; we are saved and are safe. The world is trying to take us out right now. They want nothing to do with God and anyone who has faith in him, but remember, we win!
Tribulation is another word used by Satan to control us. If we live in fear of it, he wins the current battle; don’t let him win!
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33