When living a chronic illness there are times life feels out of control. The challenges of the illness and life and life seem too great. We long for the old normal. We desire a life without tribulation.

Today’s Bible Verse:

John 16:33 (KJV), “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

What the Verse Means:

In spite of the challenges we face, God is with the Believer. We can face tomorrow because of the Lord Jesus Christ and the fact that He has overcome the world.

Praying Using the Verse:

Heavenly Father, we thank you for speaking to us. We pray for the wisdom to listen to what you say.

We praise you that one of the reasons you speak to us is where we can have peace.

While we don’t like to hear in the world we will face tribulation we rejoice that you tell us to be of good cheer and give us the reason why – you have overcome the world!

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Author: Jimmie Aaron Kepler, Ed.D.

Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a full-time writer. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, to a career military father and stay at home mother. He lived in six states and attended eight different schools before graduating high school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in English and Military Science from The University of Texas at Arlington, Master of Arts and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the Doctor of Education degree. Before writing full-time, he worked as a US Army officer for 10-years, religious educator for 18-years, and as an IT software application engineer for over 20-years. He is a widower. He lives in North Texas with his cat Lacey.