The human condition is an eternal search for peace. We look around us in our world today and see nothing but conflict. Whether it is conflict within politics, conflict of ideas, or just plain relational mess, it almost seems impossible that peace could exist in this world. In fact, we would be right if we were to say that. You can’t find peace in this world. That’s why you have to start looking above this world for peace.


              When talking about how He is going to leave the earth to go be with the Father in heaven, Jesus says these words in John 16:32-33: “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 take courage; I have overcome the world.”


              By these words of Jesus, we are supposed to find peace, but how? How are we supposed to find peace in the fact that we are guaranteed tribulation in this world? The key is in His final five words: “I have overcome the world.”


              See, when Christ came, He overcame all of the things that you and I struggle with on a daily basis. He overcame sin, temptation, and overall death. He went through the same temptations of the flesh, the same desires that we battle with, and the same constant fight with the flesh that we go through every day. In fact, it’s an important part of why we can trust Him to a great extent.


              Hebrews 4:14-16 says, “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”


              See, Jesus knows the struggles that we go through, but the difference is that He overcame them. He lived the life that we cannot live and died the death that we deserve so that we can stand up with Him and can overcome by His side.


              How can we find peace in every situation in this world? It is by knowing and trusting the One who has overcome all things that we can not only live a life of peace but live a life of victory in the blood that He shed for us on the cross.


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