“And everything I’ve taught you is so that the peace which is in me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous,[q] for I have conquered the world!”- John 16:33 TPT
In the midst of chaos, confusion and division, it can be so easy to focus on the problem instead of the problem solver. This verse reminds me that, we can have peace in the midst of victory because of what Christ has done.
When your focus changes from the problem to the One who is your solution, your perspective begins to change.
Jesus said that in this world we will have trouble, but He instructed us to be courageous, because he has overcome the world. He is asking us to “take courage.” We generally think of courage as an attribute that you either have or you don’t. However, that is not the case. Jesus’ commands for you to take it from his hand- as much as you need. Taking something is an action. It’s a choice. Losing, on the other hand, happens on its own, when you are not paying attention.
“Let us not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.” Galatian’s 6:9 CSB
You have to decide if will you be affected by the people and situations in your life or will you affect the people and the situations in your life.
When you understand that Christ lives in you and gives you the power to overcome, you have the ability to change your perspective.
- Refuses to grow weary.
Worry and fear can steal your faith and stop you from moving forward. But when you trust God, you can stand firm on God’s promises and confidently expect that He will carry you through anything that is in front of you.
- Keeps on doing good.
God hasn’t called us to be successful, He called us to be faithful.
Our job is to be obedient, His job is the outcome.
- Recognizes their due season is coming.
Nothing can stop what God has started.
When you have a promise of a God, you can rest assure that with every purpose there is a promise.
He will see it through.
- Is committed to reaping.
We are people created with a purpose to enjoy the blessings of God. Reaping is resting in what you’ve got. As you rest on His promises, it will rejuvenate your spirit.
Let’s put God first and trust him with the rest.
- Does not lose heart.
No one escapes challenges and trials; the difference is in how you face them. Even in the middle of a difficult season, you have access to the limitless supply of God’s favor and grace. A blessed life with God isn’t a trouble-free life, but even when seasons change and life doesn’t go unplanned, we can live with a revelation that God is good and we are blessed.