…In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
The troubles come in waves – many and varied, demanding of our emotions, our thoughts, our tears. They invade our prayers, take the joy from time with friends, even tarnishing the simple pleasures of life: a good cup of coffee, now spoiled by tears. A warming cup of tea left to grow cold by anxious daydreaming. But…we are commanded: TAKE HEART! Be of good courage.( AMP)
Yes, you will have trouble. Yes, you will have tears and trials. Yes, you will suffer loss, illness, and broken relationships; but look up! It is I, Jesus, I have overome the world and its struggles. Take heart, be of good courage, because of ME.