There are many areas in this life that we have to overcome, and overcoming is not easy nor is it pleasant.
Jesus experienced that to the extreme but just before His crucifixion He said, ‘I (Jesus) have told you these things so that in Me, you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation (oppression, trials, distress, frustration), but cheer up! I have overcome the world’ (John 16:33).
Jesus spoke those words just hours after He had overcome the terrible dread He felt regarding his impending death.
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