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Sometimes, it may seem as if life is out of control. The news is filled with stories of angry people, violence, sickness, difficulties and sadness. We may be tempted to withdraw and to try to live in such a way that we do not have to interact with the world. While it may seem to be a good idea, or at least one we would like to investigate, it is not practical. Life requires that we live in this world and interact with those around us. So, how do we live in a world that seems to be out of control?
In John 16:33, Jesus tells us, "I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world." Our strength, our hope, our faith to live in and overcome the world is found in Jesus.
The word "overcome" in the Greek is the word nikao. We get our word "nike" from this word. Nikao means to conquer, to win or to be victorious. Jesus is reminding us that He lived in this world and He was and is victorious. And, Jesus offers and enables us to live the victorious life as well. Sounds good, doesn't it? Would you describe your life as victorious? The secret is our relationship and walk with Jesus Christ. If we know Him as our Savior and walk with Him intimately, then the difficulties of the world will not seem nearly so difficult.
We see this principle demonstrated in the life of the early disciples in Acts 4:13 "Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus." Being with Jesus, spending time with Him in worship, prayer and in the study of God's Word makes a difference in our lives. Be faithful to walk with Jesus. He is the key to living the victorious life!
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