“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
God is doing something special in our society right now. It’s something unseen that He has not fully revealed yet. Our society has experienced much sickness and death since the beginning of this year when COVID-19 began to spread thought out the entire world. It has truly flipped everything upside down. When Jesus walked this earth he warned us that these things would happen, but he also said, “take heart; I have overcome the world.”⠀
What does that mean though? How can God be in this? I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m refocusing on what’s important in life right now. Because so much has been taken away, I can focus and enjoy what I do have. I’m learning to listen and spend time with God more. I’m also learning to not take good things for granted like relationships, prayer, or enjoying walks outside. Finally, I'm learning that love triumphs over any personal gain I could ever fill my life with. God calls us to focus on things that are eternal not on things of this earth that can be taken away from us (Col. 3:2). Jesus and his love is truly all we need.