August 9, 2018

Be Strong and take Heart - Bro. T. Stephen

Dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have troubles. But take heart! I have overcome the world”. God says these words to His disciples before taking up the sufferings of the cross.

Jesus came to this Earth to fulfill the plan of God the Father. The will of the Father was that Jesus had to take up the sufferings on the cross. Jesus loved His disciples very dearly. He knew that His disciples would not be able to bear His loss all of a sudden and so He revealed to His disciples about the sufferings that He had to go through, as it was the will and plan of God the Father. When the time of suffering came, the disciples were able to take up the pain as Jesus had revealed to them all that would happen. Yet the Lord was with them. The above verse says, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace”. God gave them the courage and peace amidst all His sufferings.

There is no one in this world who does not have any trouble. Everyone is fighting their own battles in different ways. The word of God says, “Take heart! I have overcome the world”. Some people will have the peace of mind but will have financial difficulties. Some will have money but will be suffering from some kind of sickness that their money cannot cure. Everyone will have troubles. He will not give you troubles more than your capacity. God gives troubles so that you may seek Him.

When God reveals certain incidents that will take place in your life like how He did to His disciples, you must not be afraid. The Lord will be with you in all your difficulties and will give you victory. Dearly beloved, do not be worried about anything. God will not test you beyond your capability. All you have to do is to trust in the Lord and rely on Him for all your needs.

God bless you.


Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord, You know problems that Your children are going through. You said that You would not test them beyond their capacity. Father, I pray that You may give them the strength to overcome all their troubles. I pray that You may give them the peace of mind and help them overcome all their problems by Your guidance. I submit them in Your loving hands. In Jesus name we pray,

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