You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4;

It is easy to fall into fear when life gets hard. My mind immediately goes to imagining all the worst possible bad scenarios of whatever situation I am going through. I have to stop,  pray and ask the Holy Spirit to cover my mind with peace and understanding.

Reminding ourselves of the power and goodness of God can help calm and strengthen us during times we may feel overcome by the troubles in our life.

Geneva Study Bible gives the following description:

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you is greater than he that is in the world.

He comforts the elect with a most sure hope of victory: but yet so, that he teaches them that they fight not with their own power, but with the virtue and power of God.

When I go through great trials, reading the Word of God and remembering all the times God has helped me in the past, it brings me great encouragement. I am reminded of God’s  faithfulness, no matter where I am in life.  I may get discouraged, but, the love and power of God never change. Even powerful prophets of God sometimes became tired and discouraged.

In 2 King 19 the Prophet Elijah became weary:

3 Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. 4 Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died.”

If you continue reading 2 Kings 19 even though Elijah has become despondent God pursues him. God still feeds him and God still strengthens him. God will do the same for you. WHY? Because, God living in you is greater than the enemy trying to convince you — you can’t go on. God in you will reveal His truth to you when Satan fires his lies at you! 

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4

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Bibliographical Information

Beza, Theodore. “Commentary on 1 John 4:4”. “The 1599 Geneva Study Bible”. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-john-4.html. 1599-1645.

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