“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”(John 16:33 NiV)
I like the scene in “The Princess Bride” where Princess Buttercup says to Wesley: “You mock my pain” and he responds: “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something”. How true! Too often we’re under the false impression that life is supposed to be peaches without pits and roses without thorns. Jesus, however, was much more real and what He promises is that by following Him we can overcome difficulties with dignity and experience real victory since He has already overcome the world. Follow Jesus and you will find peace – no matter what the storm.