These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33).
Jesus said in Luke 21:25-26 that in the last days, there’ll be perplexity of nations, men’s heart failing them for fear. It’s important that as a Christian you refuse to fear. Rather, lay hold of God’s Word, which is the antidote to fear and insecurity.
The Lord Jesus knew we would encounter difficult and trying times in the world, but He confirmed that as we remain in Him, we would live a life of peace even in times of crises. That’s why He said in our theme verse: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulations: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Let these words of the Master re-echo in your heart and create the mindset of the overcomer in you.
God’s Word gives us the assurance that we’re not alone, and that irrespective of the fiendish and dastardly manipulations of the enemy, our victory is a settled fact. As a Christian, you dwell in the secret place of the Most High, and abide in the shadow of the Almighty. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, yet no harm or evil shall befall you. Believe this truth and make it your consciousness.
Refuse to fear because God has already made you an overcomer: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). He has made His power available to you and lifted you over principalities and powers. Your faith in Christ is the victory that overcomes the world: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world even our faith” (1 John 5:4).