by Scarlett Stough
Jesus warned us “In this world you will have trouble.” Our courage to face our troubles comes from faith in Jesus who reminds us “I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
Because Jesus came to earth and shared our humanity, he understands our suffering, not only physically, but also emotionally. He overcame the natural human response of retaliation toward those who rejected, ridiculed and eventually killed him. He asked forgiveness for all of us based on his atonement for our sins (Hebrews 2:14-18). Because he suffered, he is able to help us, Abraham's descendants by faith. By fixing our thoughts on Jesus, we can “hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast” (Hebrews 3:6).
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
2 Peter 1:3-4
We should not allow ourselves to be distracted by politics, whether civil or religious, or put our faith in anyone or anything other than the hope and help we have in Jesus. Let’s keep our minds focused on Jesus, our Lord and Savior.