Lent 2017 – Day Twenty-Four
This verse is a reality check and at the same time gives us assurance of the Lord’s victory over the world. Many are the struggles that we go through in this world on a daily basis. Some of the troubles that come our way are self inflicted. Others, we have no idea where they came from. In this verse, Jesus is telling His disciples that trouble will come their way because they are living in this world. But then He does not leave it there; He tells them to take heart. In other words, they should be encouraged, be confident, be courageous – why? Because He has overcome the world. If Jesus has overcome the world, then why should the troubles in the world overcome you?
I pray that you will take heart when trouble comes your way.