September 24 Be Of Good Cheer

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (KJV) Looking at the events taking place around us, it is to despair, but the words above must bring us comfort today. It might appear as if worldliness is prevailing against good today but be of good cheer, Jesus overcame the world. There is no one who is above the law for there is a higher law in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Lord of justice and we can derive comfort in the fact that he is the one who defends the helpless. All the answers we ever need are stored up in his Word.

We can never get peace from the things that are around us but only from his Word. If you have been searching for peace from your surroundings, this is the time to give up the search and look for peace from the Word. He is the one who gives peace that surpasses all understanding. It is a given that there will be tribulation in the world. These words were spoken to the disciples and to us. Praise God for Christ has subdued the world and he has put the world under His feet. Many of the great leaders in the New Testament had to taste prison life in their pursuit of the heavenly vision. Look at John the Baptist, Paul, Peter to name but a few.

In Psalm 11David investigates how the righteous should react in the midst of crumbling foundations. He gives the answers; the Lord is in His Holy temple and he sees everything that is happening in our lives. The situations in our lives, at the moment are in the Lord’s full view. He is a just God and he will see to it that justice is carried out? Just remember the words of our Lord Jesus, “In the world you shall have tribulation but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” The requirement is not just being cheerful but demonstrating cheerfulness that goes beyond the known measure. Hold on, for thy deliverance is nigh for our Lord Jesus spoke and said, “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. (Rev 3:11-KJV).”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *