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Saturday, March 26, 2016
Take Heart - Joel Osteen Ministries daily devotional 26 March Saturday
“...In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33, NIV)
day, things come against us in life to try to steal our joy and rob us
of our victory. In fact, throughout your whole life, the enemy has had
one mission—to kill, steal and destroy your hope, vision and happiness.
But notice what it says in today’s verse—“take heart.” In one
translation, it says, “Be of good cheer.” Now that may seem strange to
say right after the phrase, “in this world you will have trouble.” But
when we truly understand that we are overcomers in Christ Jesus, we can
be joyful no matter what the circumstances look like. We don’t have to
allow our emotions to get rattled. We don’t have to let our nerves go
haywire. We can find rest knowing that Jesus has overcome the world and
deprived it of the power to harm us!
the things that happen in this life are temporary. We are in this world
but not of it. We need to keep our focus on eternal things, things
above. Sure, we will have trouble in this life, but we can stay
encouraged because in eternity, we are overcomers through Christ Jesus!
A Prayer for Today
I humbly come to You today. I ask that You help me stay focused on
eternal things. I choose to have joy and peace no matter what comes my
way because I know I have the ultimate victory in You in Jesus’ name.