Is your life filled with trials and turmoil? Are you worried about the future? Jesus told his followers to expect trouble but not to be discouraged—for he will have the ultimate victory and you will have the forever peace he promised.
Suddenly, a large army of angels appeared with the angel. They were praising God by saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those who have his good will!”
“I’m leaving you peace. I’m giving you my peace. I don’t give you the kind of peace that the world gives. So don’t be troubled or cowardly.”
“I’ve told you this so that my peace will be with you. In the world you’ll have trouble. But cheer up! I have overcome the world.”