I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] (John 16:33 AMP)
There is no peace of heart but Jesus’ peace. When He was going to the cross He bequeathed it to us…”peace I leave to you not as the world gives…” The world throws a dart over and over of tribulation, trials, distress and frustration. It can be near to overwhelming! But because Jesus is near us, by our side and He answers quickly when we call we can live our lives confident, certain, undaunted. Undaunted brings to mind Annie…she may not have a daddy today but the sun’ll come up tomorrow. When we’re hit with those tribulations, trials, distresses, and frustrations we can call Him and He will answer quickly and we can remain undaunted, holding His hand knowing there’ll be a better day if not here then no doubt at Home.