John 16 (TLV) 33 These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have shalom. In the world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world!” source
In this world you will have trouble. Period. End of the sentence. You will. I will. I do. You do. And yet. Take heart.
Why? Because He has overcome the world!
Notice it is past tense.
Not I will overcome.
Not I may overcome.
Nope! I have He said!
Perhaps we can look our troubles squarely in the face today and say Perhaps I can’t overcome you.
But that’s okay. Because He already has!
Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.