The Lord Will Overcome

I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33 RSV

Has the first thought in your mind, as soon as your eyes opened in the morning, ever been “I don’t think I can face today. My heart is too full of hurt, hate, anger, or sadness.”

If you answered no, I’d like you to do two things. First, please share your secret with everyone else in the world. Second, stop lying to yourself! Everyone has had this thought. I’ve had this thought more often than I’d really like to admit to myself.

We always hear that Jesus lives within us, and that if we call out to Him, He will fill us with peace and love. However, many of us find ourselves turning away from Him when we are feeling defeated. We try to conquer this world by ourselves.

Today’s Bible verse is clear that

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Head and Heart

For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:9 ESV

Our God is eternal, transcendent, infinite, and all manner of awe-inspiring adjectives. But each of these still do us the simple service of describing the many facets of a wonderful fact: God is. He exists and has being in and of himself. He does not depend on anything outside of Himself, yet all of creation finds itself completely reliant upon Him.

This same God, whose thoughts and ways are as far above ours as the “heavens are higher than the earth” (Isaiah 55:9), will never be fully grasped or comprehended by the minds of men.

Dr. Elmer Towns succinctly summarized this in commenting that as “sincerely as finite man attempts to understand theology, he encounters the infinity of God — he cannot comprehend every part of its teaching.”

This does not mean, however, that He cannot be known.

He has doubly revealed Himself to us through His Word, written and

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