SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH IN WAHIAWA, HAWAII
Pastor Steve Gray
A Word of Encouragement...
The circumstances of this world can at times be overwhelming. It's time to be reminded of these words of Jesus:
"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
This was near the end of Jesus' life on earth. He told us the reason for all the things he had said was so that we might have peace. Then immediately he reminds us that in this world we will have tribulation (as if we needed to be reminded of this). "But take heart", Jesus declares, "I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD!"
The peace we know in Jesus is the peace of absolute confidence we have in the future Jesus has secured for us through His shed blood and victorious resurrection.
It is our joy and privilege to worship and serve together in this world because we know that our Savior has already overcome every challenge and tribulation that life could ever bring.
Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!