John 16:33-“I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.”
PEACE= eiréné in the greek and is defined as peace of mind; undisturbed.
Jesus, in preparing His disciples for His death, resurrection and departure back to the Father in heaven, He told them that "after a little while, He will no longer be with them physically." He also warned them that they WILL suffer tribulation because of Him, but, even in the midst of suffering they can have His peace because He has overcome the world.
As Jesus said to His disciples back then, He is saying the same to us today. "In this world we WILL have trouble, but in Christ there is peace."
Jesus' profound statement concerning guaranteed trouble for His disciples proves that He is Sovereign and knows all things.
Jesus' promise of "tribulation" clarifies for us that it can not be escaped. Trouble is a part of life that visits all. If it has not visited you yet, "KEEP LIVING"!
The good news is that Jesus not only warn us that it will come, but He also comfort us by telling us that "in Him we can have peace" and not be troubled about life.
No, we can not escape the troubles of this world in which we live, but, we can have peace in them through Christ Jesus.
As God's people, when we find ourselves experiencing trials and tribulations, hardships, calamities, persecution, etc., we are not to think that something strange is happening to us because we have already been told by Jesus to expect trouble.
1 Peter 4:12-14 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though some strange thing happened to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share in Christ’s sufferings, so that you may rejoice and be glad also in the revelation of His glory. 14 If you are reproached because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
People of God, regardless of what you may have to suffer for the sake of Christ, keep trusting and keep believing God for His Word is true concerning you and I. God alone knows the plans He has for us and they are good and prosperous.
People of God, when the troubles of life seems too hard to bare, God will give us a way of escape where we can find peace and rest in Him alone.
Christ’s promise of peace is to all who will put their trust in Him.
People of God, let us not get weary in well doing and let us not lean unto our own understanding, but in all our ways, acknowledge God and He will direct our path.
Remember people of God that in Christ Jesus there is peace, but in the world there is unrest. Stay focus and you will enjoy the peace of God that surpassess all understanding even in the midst of all hell breaking loose in your life.
People of God, the Lord our God has called us to a life that runs contrary to the world system, practice, behavior and attitude. A call to be different. A call to be not conformed to the world but transformed by the renewing of our minds.
The good news about tribulation is that God promises to be with us in them. He promises to never leave us nor forsake us, therefore, we are NEVER alone for His presence is forever with us. NO, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
People of God, the peace that Jesus gives us is far greater than any trouble we may have to suffer. His eternal peace helps us overcomes the world and all it's tribulations. This same peace that God offers us will keep our hearts and minds stayed on Him for He promises to keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Him.
Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Psalm 30:5a weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
We can not escape the troubles of this world but we can have God's peace in the midst of it.
Be of good cheer! Jesus got you!