Joh 16:28 I exited from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”
Joh 16:29 His disciples said, “Look, now you’re speaking plainly and not using any illustration.
Joh 16:30 Now we know that you know everything and don’t need anyone to question you. By this, we trust that you exited from God.”
Joh 16:31 Jesus responded to them, “Do you now trust?
Joh 16:32 Notice, an hour is coming and has come, when each of you will be scattered to his own home, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
Joh 16:33 I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”
peace amid suffering
Jesus revealed the plan of salvation, worked out by his incarnation, earthly ministry, death on the cross, and return to heaven. He revealed these things so that we would have peace – but not the peace that comes from the absence of suffering. In the world, we can have peace amid suffering. Knowing that God has a plan helps us get through the rough spots.
Lord, thank you for the assurance that you have conquered the world.