Happy Wednesday! Over the past week, I was able to scale back some of my news intake and spend more purposeful time with my family; which helped me to focus more on the joy near me, as opposed to the chaos out in the world. This week, I’m continuing with a memory verse that I find to be encouraging, despite everything that is happening in our world.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
When I consider the state of this world, I can absolutely see (and sometimes feel) the trouble. I need to spend more time focused on the promises of Jesus and the fact that He has already overcome the world. It’s encouraging to know that through Him, I already have victory!
Reflecting on this verse for this week, also reminded me of this song. These lyrics stood out for me:
But when I fix my eyes on all that You are, then every doubt I feel deep in my heart grows strangely dim. All my worries fade and fall to the ground, ’cause when I seek Your face and don’t look around any place I’m in grows strangely dim…
I’m challenging myself to focus more on His promises and His victory in this week as I reflect on this verse.
Until next time…
Be encouraged! Peace and blessings!