Be of Good Cheer
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” John 16:33.
The Bible has some hard things in it, especially about tribulation/persecution. However, those passages aren’t in there to give us unrest. It’s actually to give us peace during those times. Because we see what will happen in the End Times (and even though we know that we will go through persecution, some more so than others), we know that God wins in the end.
Read these passages in this light, because it was God’s reason for including them in the Bible.
“A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you” (John 16:21-22).
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