Be Of Good Cheer

When things don’t happen the way they have been, or the way we think they should, it can produce confusion and discomfort, maybe even depression. We are in the midst of a time just now, unlike any we have ever seen, or at least it seems so to many. An internet comment says this:
“The coronavirus pandemic is pushing America into a mental health crisis. Anxiety and depression are rising. The U.S. is ill-prepared, with some clinics already on the brink of collapse.”
The Washington Post had this comment on May 4, 2020
“Three months into the coronavirus pandemic, the country is on the verge of another health crisis, with daily doses of death, isolation and fear generating widespread psychological trauma. Federal agencies and experts warn that a historic wave of mental-health problems is approaching: depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide.”
Christ-centered faith and assurance is made for such an hour as this! Hear the voice of Jesus saying, “In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world”. If you put the word “system”, right after the word “world”, in both places it is used here, I believe it will help us to grasp the significance of this statement.
The world systems appear to be very shaky just now, but be reminded, we are not dependent on this world (system). When as the New Testament tells us that “men’s hearts will be failing them for fear, looking on the things that are coming on the world” (system), Jesus has said, “I go to prepare a place for you (those who follow Christ) that where I am, there you may be also”.
–Pastor Don Foster, Sr.