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Monday, August 31, 2015
Why Not Me?
John 16: 33 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.”
So if God promises that in this world we will have trouble, how do we have hope through our troubles? How do we not just curl up into a ball and give up? Well, there was a time that I actually did this. All I wanted to do was go to sleep, and when I woke up all of my trouble would be gone. But guess what, when I woke up trouble was not gone.
The second half of his promise was for us to take courage, or in other translations, is says to “take heart” because Jesus has overcome the world. I have said before, when a test comes to our lives, we can either become bitter, or we can become better; and if we allow God to make us better, we then become bolder for Him. He did overcome the world, so, no matter what comes our way, we have that knowledge that we too can become overcomers.