““I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.””
John 16:33 NIV
It is just not easy to maintain your joy and be at peace. There is so much turmoil in the world. There are so many things to steal my joy, if I let it. I can not let that happen. Jesus gives us the strength and power to overcome the world. I do not have too let work drag me down. I don't have to let finances drag me down, or illness, or broken relationships, or loss.
The death AND resurrection of Christ is proof that we can overcome the world. When we accept Jesus as our Lord we receive his power and might. We can overcome all the troubles we face in this world.
Dear Lord, thank you for loving me enough to die for me. Thank you for giving me the strengths to tackle the trials I face each day. I feel your love and the joy that comes from knowing you. I have peace in my heart only because of you and I am filled with the desire to serve in that peace. Thank You Lord! Amen!