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A Daily Devotion for Monday, July 18



John 16:33


“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”


This passage seems vitally important. I find it especially hard to turn to Jesus when my everyday life gives me trouble. I am much more inclined to blame myself for some failure or another. I even blame myself for not turning to God when I know I should! But Jesus came to earth because of God’s compassion for us. The message for me today is that God’s compassion, through Jesus, is every day and is new every day.


Father God, you know there is so much trouble in this world. Your love and compassion for me should make me certain of a beautiful eternity. Forgive me when I fail to turn to you for peace. Amen


Becky, transforming



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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Jul 18, 2022

Monday July 18th, 2022

John 16:33


"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." -

God’s peace is so great it is difficult to comprehend all it involves, for instance overcoming the world. As I continue my spiritual journey I am still learning His greatness overpowers the enormous impact it has had on my worry and concerns. This scripture reminds me that I have surely known difficulties in my live, but through the power of the Holy Spirit, I can be courageous, because I can know that unless I let it, nothing can harm me. I must believe th…

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Jul 18, 2022

John 16:33 We used this verse back in March with the theme of courage. Like so many verses in the Bible, it also fits our needs in other ways. Jesus is showing love and compassion for his disciples. Tough times are ahead of them and he is offering this reassurance. Many of us need to remember that these words are for us in the here and now. I can always turn to God for his help anytime and anywhere. Prayer: gracious God, thank you for this reminder of your love and compassion. May I always turn to you first not last. Amen

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David
David
Jul 18, 2022

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you will have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”


I usually think of compassion from the person to person point of view. Here we are seeing the compassion of Jesus for all of us. He cannot protect us from the worldly trouble that we will face, but He assures us that if we believe and trust in Him we will overcome our troubles.


Dear Lord, thank you for giving me this assurance. I feel that I can face troubles because things will get better. Amen.

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Barbara
Barbara
Jul 18, 2022

John 16:3 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”


In this verse Jesus shows His compassion for His people. Jesus tells me that in this world I will face challenges and heart-breaking news, but that He will be there for me to offer me love and compassion. Believing in Jesus and knowing all that he has promised is what keeps me going each day.


Dearest Jesus, you are always there for me no matter what trials and challenges I am faced with. Believing in you gives me peace and the ability to face all of life’s difficulties. Thank…


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Tom
Tom
Jul 18, 2022

John 16:33 In a world where Satan roams free, there will always be trouble. Today, one does not have to look far to see these troubles. One can become so focused on the negative that the love of God is hidden. The Christian, on the other hand, knows that Satan is a defeated foe. The Christian knows the end of the story. Satan may be the Prince of the world, but God is King of the universe, full of compassion for those who believe. This is the reason to take heart in the face of our troubles.


Prayer - God of protection, the trouble that surrounds us, even in this country blessed by so much, has the capacity to distract us…


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