Amid the many challenges posed to believers during this global pandemic, how do we remain strong and resilient, instead of sinking into despair?
Christ: I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. And whoever is born of God overcomes the world, and the victory that overcomes the world is our faith.
Who is it that overcomes the world, but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
Conclusion: Those who BELIEVE in CHRIST are able to overcome the world’s tribulation.
(John 16:33, 1 John 5: 1, 4-5)
Let's spend some time meditating on these deep truths.
If we believe in Christ, no matter what happens to us on earth:
1. God's presence is with us.
2. God's grace will sustain and empower us.
3. God will supply all our needs.
And even if we should pass through the valley of the shadow of death, we need not fear for we will soon pass into the afterlife to spend time with God in eternity.
Our body and soul may be decaying and degenerating. But our spirit is safe in the arms of God.
Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ, provided we keep ourselves in the love of God, continue to abide in Christ and obey His commandments.
However, if we are still attached to the world's trappings and accoutrements, instead of being centered in Christ, the believer's hope and victory will not be our portion.