“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33
There’s a classic story about a little mouse that asked a little boy for a cookie. After eating the cookie, the mouse asked for some milk. Then he asked for a straw. Next, the mouse asked for a napkin … and from there the story takes off as the little mouse takes over the house, wreaking havoc and wearing out the little boy who is trying to restore order.
The world system, like that little mouse, wants to wreak havoc and wear us out by taking over those things we hold sacred and dear, such as our faith, families, and freedoms. But in our verse, Jesus urges us to take courage. He has overcome this world and its tribulations. So ask Him for the strength to stay in the battle against the little mice seeking to take over your house and steal your peace.