I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage—I have conquered the world.”
John 16:33 NET
Jesus looked out for His disciples and He will look out for you too! He cares for you. He loves you more than you realize.
Jesus tried to get the disciples to understand that they would have a time where they suffered, but that soon the suffering would turn to joy.
And that joy would be forever because He has conquered the world!
What a great blessing to be a follower of Jesus! What a great blessing to know that THIS isn’t all there is.
There is a world that Jesus has conquered. Where He is King. Where He reigns forever.
Is your focus all about this world? Or do you live this life in anticipation of the next?
Jesus said to “take courage” because He has overcome. This is an action that should be renewed in our lives.
The Devil and the world will throw everything at you to discourage you. They will do this daily! That is why it is so important to stay close to God.
Take courage in Him. Let Him fill you. Understand that you are not relying on yourself, but all the power and glory that resides in Jesus!
Lord, thank You for strengthening me when I waiver. Help me to come back to You, so I can always take courage.