And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear… – Luke 21:25-26

The events we see in the world today are indications that these are difficult times. Many are disturbed, distraught, and perplexed about their health, finances, jobs, and businesses. Though the Scriptures declare that perilous times will come upon the earth, the believer is enjoined not to fear: “… In the world you shall have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” (John 16:33 AMP).

You’re not of this world! God has separated you from the world, and given you a life that’s beyond this world; a life of faith and victory through the Word. Your faith is the victory that overcomes the world. You’re more than a conqueror. Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. God has given you a light—His Word—with which to walk through the darkness.

You’ll live victoriously and triumphantly above sickness, disease, inflation and terror as you walk in God’s Word. His power is available in His Word; and you can put that power to work to produce results. It therefore doesn’t matter the extent of the darkness or hardship in the world today; they are opportunities for you to shine and manifest the glory of God. Isaiah 60:2 says, “For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” Job 22:29 says, “When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up….”

There’s lifting up for you in Christ; so cheer up, for Christ in you is your hope of glory. Hold your head up high and declare, “Christ in me, is my victory over the world.”

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Confession

My faith is the victory that overcomes the world. Christ in me is my hope of a triumphant and glorious today, and an excellent future; my life is secure in Him who causes all things to work together for my good!

Further Study: Mark 5:36; Mark 11:23

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