One of the greatest thoughts directly given by Jesus Christ is found in one verse, John 16:33. Jesus said, “I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” 

This verse and statement by our Lord is just incredible! It tells us several things:

1. We will not get away from trouble and tribulation! As long as we are in this present world and not a part of our eternal home in heaven, difficulties are going to be present.

2. The thing that everyone is searching for is “peace”. It is ONLY found in Jesus Christ! When your world is in turmoil, “in Jesus” you can have a deep abiding satisfaction that all will be well!

3. We have Victory in Jesus Christ! On the cross of Calvary, He defeated Sin, Satan, and Death! Hallelujah! We are and will be victorious! 

4. Jesus then adds for our thoughts, “be of good cheer”. Our Joy and Happiness must rest in Jesus Christ and His Work for Us, not in our Circumstances! Be cheerful today! 

We are Victorious in Christ Jesus Our Lord!