Daily Bible Reading: John 16:16 – 33
Verse of the Day: John 16:33 – “These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
We live in a day when so many preach a “gospel” of happiness and ease. They seek to entice people into their churches and organizations by proclaiming a message that God will make us healthy, happy, and rich. In fact, many will say if you are sick, struggling, or in need that you are not getting what God has promised. They try to spiritualize or explain away verses like the one we read today.
Jesus told us that are going to face pressures, afflictions, and/or distress. The Greek translated “be of good cheer” literally means to be confident and have courage. In who? In Jesus. No matter what you are going through today, He has given the ultimate victory. Just hold on and trust.
Prayer: Jesus, I trust in You. My confidence is in You and You alone, no matter what. Help me to trust Your Heart and Hand in this today.