31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?
32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
33 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.
You Can Have Peace
by Kathy Johnson
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. (John 16:33)
This is an interesting statement. He says we might have peace. He has said some things for us to remember. If we believe the things he has said and think about what he has promised; we can have peace in Him. Only in Jesus can we have peace. He has made peace available to us; but we control our thoughts and what we dwell on. So let’s look at what He says in John 16.
“…the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” (John 16:7)
He sent us the Comforter to help us in every situation.
“…he will guide you into all truth:” (John 16:13)
The Comforter will guide us, help us make right decisions, and show us the way to go. He will help us understand the Bible.
“…he will shew you things to come.” (John 16:13)
He will help us plan for the future. As we see things He has said will happen occur, we gain confidence in His Word. If we truly trust Him, there is no reason to worry and stress.
“…a little while, and ye shall see me” (John 16:16)
We will see Jesus again! It is a promise. We have time to prepare to meet Him.
“…ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy” (John 16:20)
We will have sad times in life but they are temporary. Joy will come again!
“I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.” (John 16:22)
He has not abandoned us. He is coming again so we can be with Him. We will see Jesus! No man can take your joy.
“Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.” (John 16:23)
He wants to give us good gifts. All we have to do is ask in Jesus name.
“…ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” (John 16:24)
He not only wants to give us gifts; He wants us to be full of joy.
“…the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed” (John 16:27)
Jesus loves you. He cares for you.
“I am not alone, because the Father is with me.” (John 16:32)
You are never alone. He is always with you. You can talk to Him anytime about anything and He will listen.
“…ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
You will have problems in this world, but He has already conquered this world. We can be victorious in Him! Even in times of conflict and disturbing events we can have peace, abiding peace in the knowledge He is in control and has already won the battle. His victory is our victory. Each day prepare to have peace no matter what comes your way.
“For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.” (Ephesians 6:15)
He said all these things to bring us peace and the unshakable assurance we are overcomers! With Him we can overcome anything and everything. We can have a confident peace beyond circumstances and even logic that all is and will be well. We can have peace on earth. Shalom!
Shalom (Hebrew: שָׁלוֹם šālōm; is a Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility