John 16:33 “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world.”
When we turn from our past of disillusionment and attempt to live a new lifestyle, it is not going to be easy. Let’s not kid ourselves. Self-confidence will soon be shattered. The world will not pat us on the back for trying to change our lives. We will run into all types of trials and sorrows. Trials that will distress us, sorrows that will have us thinking “What’s the point?” We may be tempted to ‘Throw in the towel’ to ‘Give up before we get going.’
Jesus summons us to trustingly ‘Keep throwing ourselves upon Himself’ because He has “Overcome the world” and cheerfully invites our participation in the victory He has attained.