KEY SCRIPTURE: John 16:33 KJV” 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”.
Our Lord Jesus reveals in our opening scripture that in Him we shall have peace, but in the world, we would have tribulations. This scripture could be interpreted as, so long as we place our confidence and trust in Him, we would have peace. If we fail to place all our trust in him, we would rather have tribulations or no peace. Why are many people and even a number of Christians without peace in this era? Many are looking for answers elsewhere and not in the Lord Jesus. Many Christians read so much about Corona virus than they read their bibles. This is exactly what the master is talking about. If you stay out of Him you would only have more challenges.
Adam and Eve felt there could be better answers outside staying faithful to God. They only realized they were naked and afraid after disobeying God’s word. Something which has never happened to them came on them. The Lord says stay in me. In this era of world uncertainties don’t look anywhere for solutions but the word of God, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He assures us to be cheerful or happy because He has overcome the world. This includes every threatening thing.
STOP being anxious. Stop looking out for symptoms. All these things show you are living outside the Lord. If you do not stop that, you would only find yourself in troubled waters. Jesus has proven over and over again that He is a faithful Captain, and very able to lead all who sail with Him safely to the shore. Trust Him like a little baby trusts his or her mother. Everything around may sound boisterous and frightening, yet they that put their trust in Him shall never be put to shame (Romans 10:11)
My total trust is in the Lord Jesus. In Him I have perfect peace. He overcame the world. There is therefore nothing that frightens me anymore. I have also overcome all things.
Isaiah 26:3 KJV “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee”.
Psalms 34:9 KJV “O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him”.