“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33, KJB)
There are no words more comforting than the words of Jesus. As I was watching the news recently, His words came to my mind, “Be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world.” I felt peace knowing that God is still in control.
During times like these, where sin is running rampant in the world, it takes perseverance to hold on and keep trusting in God. Perseverance that can only come from His power working in us. It takes faith to keep believing that God cares and understands every hurt, every struggle. It takes faith to believe that He sees every injustice, yet still has a plan to bring about good in His time and His way.
Many of us have had those quiet moments where we question God and wonder “why?” The list of whys can go on and on. However, as I reflect on the words of Jesus, I’m reminded that He has overcome the whys of this world. Knowing that He has overcome brings us hope.
I pray that the joy of the Lord would be your strength. I pray that His peace would guard your heart and mind. I pray that your every need would be supplied. I pray that His words would light your path. I pray that you would fear not as you continue to trust and obey the Lord.
Be of good cheer, Jesus has overcome the world!