Memory Monday – Week 6

This post is going to be short and sweet. We just got back in town and need to gear up for work tomorrow. But, I picked this verse based on my last sermon post regarding finding peace in the midst of a trial.

This verse takes place at the end of chapter 16 in John where Jesus sums up his message for all of the disciples. In this verse, Jesus offers His own peace, “… So that in me you may have peace…”.  He did not say you “will” have peace, but instead you “may” have peace. It is our responsibility as Christians to seek Him to find that peace. It’s not going to happen magically and it’s certainly not going to happen when we deny Him.

Jesus then says, “… In this world you will have trouble…” Many people think that becoming a Christian means a life full of roses, laughter, and freedom from pain, but this verse tells us that we will have trouble. He ends the verse by telling the disciples that He has overcome the world!

Through our trials we can continue to seek Him for peace, while we cling to the truth of the victory He has already won; overcoming the world! Amen

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  • JillianCharlotte
    Posted at 15:23h, 28 May Reply


  • Erika
    Posted at 13:03h, 28 May Reply

    Love this verse and love that you emphasized ‘may’. Have you ever read East of Eden?? (if not, please stop reading this comment immediately and go read that book. Talk to ya in about 3 days when you finish!!) …basically the crux of the story rests on a translation of a Bible verse and whether you read it as ‘may’ or ‘will/must’. It makes such a difference. And this whole statement was probably super lame and confusing unless you’ve actually read the book, but…sorry!! 🙂

  • TheLovelyUs
    Posted at 20:02h, 28 May Reply

    That verse could not have been posted during a more perfect time…well at least for me anyway. Your insightfulness is amazing and I’m so absolutely glad I found your blog.

  • Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples
    Posted at 01:43h, 29 May Reply

    Perfect post for us infertiles…such a big trial indeed.

  • Amy
    Posted at 22:26h, 29 May Reply

    Great verse! It puts things into perspective, too. Think about all the trials and suffering that Jesus went through in this world, and He overcame the world. Surely we can find peace in our suffering through infertility.

  • Mrs. E
    Posted at 23:04h, 29 May Reply

    Thank you so much for posting this verse. It’s exactly what I needed to hear right now.

  • Em
    Posted at 14:53h, 30 May Reply

    So powerful. I can just close my eyes and see/hear Jesus saying these words to his disciples…and to all of us too.

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