June 12th – John 16:33

John 16:33
I love the quote by preacher John Bunyan which says, “Temptations, when we meet them at first, are as the lion that roared upon Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them.” The world is full of temptations and trials. And life for Christians has been promised by Jesus to be anything but easy. (John 16:1-4) Yet because the Lord has overcome the world, through Him, we can face anything. And the things that once tripped us up, we can overcome. To overcome means “to carry off the victory.” And that’s exactly what Jesus has done. He is the great Overcomer. And by the grace of God, He let’s us participate in that victory. So no matter what we face, if we remember the promises of the Lord, we can win every test and overcome every scheme of the Enemy.