To all my friends –
Read this as if Jesus was speaking directly to you. Take it slow and really take time to read the verse and understand what Jesus is telling you here.
“I have told you these things, (your name) so that in me you (your name) may have peace. In this world, you (your name) will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 NIV
I’ve posted earlier how I like to change it up a little to where it means the same thing, but I may use some other words where I then pretend Jesus is speaking to me right where I am.
“My dear child,” Jesus paused for a moment placing the palm of his hand under my chin, wiping away a tiny tear from my downcast face.
“Do not cry, child. I tell you these things so that in Me, you will have everlasting peace.” Jesus was focused just on me right now as he gazed into my watery eyes.
“In this temporary world you live in, you will have trouble, pain, hurt, stress, sadness, and even loss of loved ones. But know this, you have nothing to fear, dear child.” Jesus helped me up from my praying position and said in a strong, loving voice, “You must take heart in what I tell you! I have overcome this world.”
May you take the time to talk with Jesus daily. Read the scriptures, understand them and their meanings. Know that He is speaking to you directly. The Bible and its message were meant for you.