“‘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.’” John 16:33
God’s peace is indescribable. Probably the most common remark one makes after conversion is, “I have such a peace I’ve never experienced before.” The reason it’s so noticeable is because we were made to be vitally connected to God and our hearts yearn for something we know-not-what. Until we’ve finally been reconciled to God, we strive in vain to fill the empty void within us and to face the world’s tribulations alone. Once God has redeemed us, we are set free from fear and we cease striving and worrying. Jesus has overcome this world filled with hardships, so whom shall we fear?
The Apostle John says in 1 John 4:4, “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world.” What a comfort! Yes, we will go through hard times. But our God is greater than any set-back; greater than anything we face in life. No wonder we as God’s people experience such peace! Take heart today that Jesus has overcome the world.