“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” – Job 8:21

Impact Verse

“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.” – John 16:33

I still remember the first time I read this verse.  I was reading along in 1 John, and then it was like the verse was illuminated on the page.  I mean, this is amazing!  Jesus is saying that we will have troubles in this world (we all know that, right?) and then he totally switches the focus of what he’s saying.  Instead of saying something like “but try your best, and you’ll make it through” as I would expect, he says that he has OVERCOME the world.  We’re with him so we don’t have to bow to trials that come our way.

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