John 16:31-33 Jesus answered them, “Do ye now believe?” “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. 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.”
Jesus said, “Do you now believe?” As He sat talking with His disciples He wanted to know if they really understood and believed that He had come from the Father. He also wants us to fully believe He is the Son of God and that He is with us always.
So often our flesh is weak. We forget the Father is with us just as He was with Jesus during His time here on earth. Often our hearts and minds are troubled with the things we see happening around us. Our family and friends may forsake us but just as the Father was with Jesus He is also with us no matter where we are at, or whatever circumstance we are in.
We see so much sickness, anger, and hatred in the world especially in these trying times we are now facing. Jesus said these things will happen but He also said be of good cheer for I have overcome the world with its evil and sickness.
The Father was always with Jesus, walking with Him and guiding Him while He walked this earth. He promised He would do the same for us if we are following Him. What a wonderful promise we have to rest in as we face the hardships of this life. We are never alone and we are not of this world, but we are just passing through this world headed to an eternal home with our Lord and our Heavenly Father.
John 17:15-17 Jesus prayed, “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”
Hold to His promises my friends and rest in His Holy Presence for He is with us always.
Let us Pray: Our Heavenly Father we come to you today giving you our weak flesh and troubled minds. We lay them at your feet Father knowing in our heart and spirit that you are in full control. Satan rages in this world yet we know you have each of us in your gentle loving arms guiding us until we finally come wholly into Your presence. We ask you to forgive us for our sins and failures. Strengthen us with Your Holy Spirit. We ask You also Father to send Your Holy Spirit out across the land to heal the hearts of the people. Fill us Father with Your Holy Spirit as we open our hearts to You today.
In Jesus’ name we humbly ask all these things! Amen & Amen.