Thursday, July 15, 2021

John 16:33 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

John 16:33

“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."


Yesterday, I walked up to Subway and took the alley behind the house. As I got to the alley, I saw that it was icy and treacherous. Well, half of it was. One half of the alley was in the shade and was still very slick and hard to walk on, but the other half was in the sun and was melted and much easier to navigate.


As I walked, there were some slick spots and some tougher areas to get through, but because the sun had paved the way, I was able to make it. I laughed as God revealed to me that my Christian walk was much like that alley. I had the side of darkness that I could have slipped, stumbled, and slid my way through. Or I could chose to walk in the light and take the path the Son had made for me!!! There were still some rough spots on this path, but they were manageable because the Son had already overcome them with His power!


I love this verse so much because Jesus promises a couple things, one of which being trouble and the other being triumph!!! And we don’t overcome because of who we are but because of Who He is!!! The promise of victory in this verse is refreshing and one that I think we could all use right about now! Trouble is normal, trouble is to be expected, trouble will eventually find us all, but don’t worry because before there was ever trouble, there was Jesus, and the He’s one who created this world, saved this world, and rules this world! Instead of just running from trouble, let’s run to Jesus and watch Him do what He does best...... Save His children!!!


Be compassionate, Be kind, Be a warrior, Be a victor, and most importantly, be more like Jesus every day!!!!


I love you all, God bless, Glory to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!!!!




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