These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
The words from this verse were spoken by our Savior just before His crucifixion. Jesus conveyed many thoughts in those last hours before the cross. The words in John 16:33 are powerful and ever needed.
Three thoughts emerge from this passage of Holy Writ. First, Jesus desires that Believers have peace in Him. Knowing that sins are forgiven, that heaven is assured, and that hope is eternal in Christ gives peace to the Christian in every circumstance. Peace is not the absence of heartache. Rather, the peace of Christ remains with God’s people no matter the circumstance.
Also, Christ told His followers that we would have trouble in this world. This point should not surprise Christians as we know it is true in our lives. Trials and tribulations are common on this earth. Jesus warned us beforehand that we would experience difficulties. But, the Savior doesn’t stop there.
Finally, Messiah tells Believers that He has overcome the world. Through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, eternal life and the forgiveness of sins are granted to all who believe in Him. He has overcome our greatest enemies of sin and death. Therefore, take courage child of God and be of good cheer. Jesus has overcome the world and everything in it. And through the Lord, we will arrive safely to our heavenly home one day.
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