Overcome

Jesus faced excruciating pain when he was crucified on the cross, and he knew that this trouble will follow his disciples. Jesus even said, “In this world, you will have trouble.” However, it didn’t end there—he finishes with, “but take heart. I have overcome the world.” We get so confused when we face trial, but a comfortable and safe life was not something that Jesus promised, but he did say we have a choice. We are able to take heart and choose joy in the face of pain. This joy does not come from our own strength but from the very fact that Jesus has overcome the world. This is a promise that we will one day overcome the world through the work of Christ.