Overcoming the World

As followers of Jesus, we’re called to a life of obedience and commitment, even in the face of difficulties and challenges. In fact, it’s during these difficult times that our faith is tested and strengthened. The Bible encourages us to trust in the Lord and to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.

In John 16:33, Jesus Himself said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” This verse reminds us that we are not immune to difficulties, but we have a Savior who has overcome the world and has promised to help us on this journey.

Our job is to simply seek the Lord and to walk in obedience, to listen to His voice and allow Him to guide our path. As we do this, it’s important to remember that His ways are not our ways. God often calls us to things that are bigger than us. He leads us on paths that defy human reality.

As I type these words, I’m reminded of the Israelites as they fled Egypt. In front of them was the Red Sea, a huge road block. Behind them was Pharaoh and his army, an enemy out to destroy. They were stuck between a rock and a hard place, but God had a plan. He split the sea so they could walk right through it.

The path that God had for the Israelites seemed like a dead end, it seemed hopeless. But the thing we have to remember is that there is no such thing as a dead end with God. He can move mountains, split seas, and wipe out enemies. In other words, “If God is for us, who can be against us.?” -Romans 8:31

We are called to follow Jesus and walk obedience. If we’re faithful to do this, whatever we come up against doesn’t matter, because we know God is with us and for us. So, let’s trust in the Lord and keep our eyes fixed on Him, knowing that He is with us always and that He has overcome the world.

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