“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? … No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:35, 37).
In all these things. Jesus has won a resounding victory!
He’s defeated death. “’O death, where is your victory? Where is your power to hurt?’ Death’s power to hurt is sin, and the power of sin is the Law. But we thank God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:55-57).
He’s triumphed over trouble. “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
He dominates darkness. “The prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over Me” (John 14:30).
Evil will ultimately be subject to Jesus. Doesn’t that leave a bit more room for hope?