““I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”” John 16:33 NIV
Trouble. Peace. Jesus tells us today it is possible for his followers to hold two seemingly opposing truths at the same time: we will have TROUBLE and we can have PEACE in the midst of the troubles.
Generally speaking peace would be associated with a lack of trouble and yes, I agree that’s a nice feeling. However for us, followers of Christ, our peace does not depend on the circumstances around our life. Rather our peace depends on the faithfulness and sufficiency of God.
Let us remember to ‘take heart’ on the fact that Jesus overcame this world already. And by this achievement we can now have peace in the midst of anything.
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