“I have said these things to you, that in me you may
have peace. In the world you will have tribulation.
But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Jesus never hides the truth from us. He gives it to us straight. There will be tribulation for us in this world. There will be heartache, suffering, pain, grief, and devastation.
There will be tribulation. Not just for those who sin, not just for those who don’t trust God.
There will be tribulation for all of us. No exceptions. No contingencies. No maybes. No escape plans. Not if, but when.
This is earth, not heaven. This is a sin-soaked world, with broken lives, broken hearts, and broken people.
Face reality. There will be tribulation for you in this world. However, Jesus will triumph. And in him, you too will triumph. He has overcome the world, so the pain, hurt, and grief are only temporary. It’s not permanent, not final.
Jesus Christ defeated sin, Satan, and death on the cross. Jesus overcame the world.
Face current reality, but never forget that Jesus wins, and one day, all pain and suffering will be vanquished.
Black Friday’s here. But Easter Sunday’s coming.