Week 7: Of Trouble And Cheer…

Apr 5, 2024


Take a moment and be still. Pray as the Lord would lead you: praise Him, confess your sin to Him, thank Him for the grace you have received, and ask of Him according to His will and your desires! Pray that as you read from His word, that the Lord would make His truth clear to you to align your heart with His.

Prayer is a very important part of this time, spending time with the Lord is more than just reading His book: it is a conversation!


John 16:30-33, “now we know that you know all things, and have no need for anyone to question you; by this we believe that you can from God.” Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? Behold, an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his own home, and to leave me alone; and yet I. am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world!”


In this text we see the disciples speaking to Jesus about their belief, soon after this they will all run away and leave Jesus alone to be crucified. Christ knowing that the disciples would flee out of fear of death and leave Him alone offers this chilling encouragement, “In the world you have tribulation but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world!”

We’re here, we’ve made it. Rush is about to kick off and we’re stepping onto a battlefield of winning hearts and souls through Christ and for Christ. This week is difficult physically, emotionally, and mostly spiritually. This is a battle not against flesh and blood but against the forces of evil that would see none come to know Him (Ephesians 6:12). Friends, as we enter into this time of worship, warfare, and fellowship, remember we are the Church. We have been established by Christ, commissioned by Christ, we work for Christ, our power comes through Christ, and the gates of Hell cannot and will not prevail against us (Matthew 16:18).

This week will have tribulation but be full of good cheer! Christ has overcome, he shall continue to overcome, and we shall not be overcome.