John 16:33 “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
Jesus Himself said that having trials and facing sorrows is part of living in this world. It’s not something we can escape from. Living a pain-free life just doesn’t exist. Even the Son of God wasn’t exempt from it! But He said, it’s not about going through it, it’s about having His peace while you go through. It’s having the right attitude and perspective while you’re facing the trial. Trials are there to sift out the dross so that what’s precious will remain. Let His grace keep you encouraged. Let His peace hold your heart. Feed on His Word so His Truth sustains you. And when it’s over you will come out with a testimony of the goodness of God. Jesus said, be encouraged, I have overcome the world. That means that when you find yourself hidden in Him, when you learn to rely on Him to keep you, when you discover just how real He can be to you, you come out victorious! Because discovering Him is what life is about. Knowing how much you are loved by Him is what makes all the difference!
“Abba, I want Your love to be so real to me that nothing else matters. You are my Hope. You are my peace. I want to only see myself in You, because You are my Refuge, my place of safety. You are what gives meaning to any challenge I face because You are what life is about. Thank You that You never leave me. You always hold me. You are my strength. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”