John 16:33 - These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (NASB)
I usually share about things from the past, but recently my phone has exploded with prayer requests from men seeking a little help. The texts have come in pretty regularly, which I don't mind; I always like praying with a fellow man to help his walk with God. However, it seems as if some of us have fallen to some pretty hard tribulation lately with things that have shaken the very roots of faith. Today's verse speaks exactly to this point - that in the world we will have tribulation, but we are to take courage for Christ has overcome the world! I share this for the men who find themselves looking for some help along the way. Our help comes from the Lord and in Him we find the courage to take the next step even if it's one step at a time. God will see us through. Like today's verse says "in Me you may have peace"... it may seem like the world is against us, but with Jesus Christ for us, we can have the courage to overcome whatever we face so be strong in the Lord. He will see us through.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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