Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Scripture Thursday Linky Party ~ Be of Good Cheer

 These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
John 16:33

Free vintage postcard


Hello my friends and welcome to another Scripture Thursday here at Little Birdie Blessings.  I chose this be of good cheer verse today as there are many people I know who are going through some serious trials and tribulations.

I’m sure many of you have friends and family struggling with various trials, and/or are struggling with your own problems.   Tribulations as you know, can come in many forms such as addictions, financial, health, obsessions, relationships, the passing of a loved one, and the list goes on.  While you may not be the one with the specific problem, it becomes your problem when it involves a spouse, child, parent, sibling or other close relative or friend. 

Free Scripture Card


In today’s verse, John 16:33 ~ Jesus tells us despite our tribulations, in him, we can have good cheer and peace.  Why?   Because He has overcome the world.  Through His death and resurrection, he secured the victory for those who put their trust in Him.   Like the chorus of an old hymn says:

Faith is the victory! Faith is the victory!
O glorious victory that overcomes the world.

In 1 John 5:4 we’re told:
 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:
and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.


Jesus triumphed

conquered

and overcame

He gives you the power to do the same. 
THIS is why you can be of good cheer.  

Being a Christian, doesn’t mean you won’t have trials and tribulations,
it does mean you will have the strength necessary to overcome them with Jesus walking beside you.

Be of good cheer my friends, you are a living testimony by the way you handle your tribulations.  God tells us in 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 we will have opportunity to help others going through similar circumstances. 

…..The God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
 
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  I appreciate all of you.  ~ Abby
Linking to:  Think on These Things


14 comments:

vintage grey said...

Beautiful post and scripture! Praise God for our strength in Jesus!! Happy Easter! xo Heather

Jonia said...

What a wonderful post Abby! You are so talented with your writing. And, wow, I won and am excited to be able to get your hand made scripture cards! What a wonderful gift!

LDH said...

Beautiful post and lovely projects. I have tried a few times to link but it isn't working right now. I will be back and try again.

Vee said...

You mean sometimes Mr. Linky doesn't work? Oh dear.

Loved your positive words this morning. It is true, as Corrie ten Boom said, that though the worst can happen the best remains.

I've had such fun making some of your vintage cards into place settings for the Easter table. They came out so cute!

Becky Green said...

VERY UPLIFTING today Abby!!!!! God is SOOOO GOOD to bring people into our lives to bless us! AND SO GOOD to bring us into others lives to bless them! I think if many only remembered this the world would be a kinder place! Happy Easter!!!!!!!! :)

marie said...

Wonderful post today Abby!! Jesus triumphs!! Jesus overcomes the world!! I praise Him for giving me everything I need to do the same. Be of good cheer indeed!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Mynnette said...

Thanks for another chance to link up--and thank you for your inspiring words! Sometimes we need a bit of help being of good cheer--your words help! :)

Shopgirl said...

Thank you, Abby, your words and His are perfect today. I especially love that He led you to write the words "good cheer" on this particular date. Praise His name!! It IS a day of good cheer, for He lives!!!

Thank you, my sister.
Blessings.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks again Abby for the blessing of the Word and for the opportunity to take part in this a spiritually uplifting blog, a great thing to do. Every blessing this time when we remember what Christ wrought though His death and resurrection - this is the victory, even our faith in Him alone, love Shaz in Oz.x

Kathryn Ross said...

Abby! Thank you for your ministry to me in this post! The lilac Jesus Triumphs postcard is going right on my blog! My favorite flower and God's Word to me in a time of trouble. The John verse is perfection of encouragement to me today. It's been about a week since my trial at work. Being out of a job via such unjust means came with humiliation and anxiety. But, as I step into the triumph of Jesus this weekend, I am lifted. Stomach knots have finally faded after months. Waiting on Him. Troubles still ahead. But, Resurrection Life trumps them all!
Thank you, friend!
Joy!
Kathy

Naomi said...

Abby...such encouragement to the heart. Thank you for that. And beautiful pictures. Blessings to you dear friend. :o)

Sheila Thomas Hill said...

Dearest Abby, you are loved, indeed, and are an instrument of sharing Christ's love for all of us we follow this site. I thank you for your reminders of God's triumph at the cross and in every aspect of our lives, if we but choose to follow Him. STH in Spruce Head.

Shoregirl said...

So glad He walks beside us through all of life's ups and downs. "Because He Lives, I can face tomorrow..."

Natalie said...

Hi Abby, what a lovely post and your vintage graphics are beautiful. I made a couple of tags with encouraging Scripture verses for a young woman in our church, I'll try and get them posted before the week is up! God bless you for your encouraging ministry!