“In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
In John 16:33, Jesus explains we can have courage to live in this troubled world and we too can overcome!
Some of the troubles of this world are from the devil trying to keep us from God and causing problems with people. He lies to us about God’s intentions and promotes an unforgiving heart towards others.
Jesus has shown us how to overcome the devil by His examples. In His life, He spent as much time with God as He could, and He did not allow the devil to lie to Him. He did this by speaking back God’s word to him and by loving others, not taking offense, but forgiving.
When we are consistent in these we become one who overcomes!
Father, help us to consistently stay in your word, learning how to speak your word against the enemies attacks. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen