“In this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33 NIV). Of all the promises Jesus made during His time on earth, that’s one we all wish weren’t true. But, as most of us know from personal experience, it is.
In this message, Dr. Stanley echoes the disturbing reality of those words but reminds us that the verse doesn’t end there: “But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Yes, storms—be they of our own disobedient making or an attack of the enemy’s—are inevitable. But through them all, God is conforming us to His image, demonstrating His power, and drawing us closer with His love.