The Bible states that in this world there will be troubles. I can understand that. In my life at least it seems to be a common theme. On the other side of the referenced verse(John 16:33) we, as Born Again Christians(John 3:3), we are told to take heart because Our King has overcome the world.
Some days that doesn't 'feel' like enough and other days it's more than enough. The days where it's not enough, if I'm honest I am looking at this world(1 John 2:15). Days where Jesus is enough, I am looking above(Colossians 3:2) for my source of hope.
When we look to this world our souls will quickly run dry. Again, this is coming from a place of trials, struggles and hardships. I am not speaking from a place where I am not familiar with the tragedies of this place. Since rebirth, much of my Christian life has been season after season of suffering. Likewise before my salvation much of my life was season after season of suffering. (It's far too much to get into here, for the sake of the length of this post.)
The difference between now and PRE rebirth. How I have been able to hold on, is nothing short of God's Grace. God's Grace not as a cliche, but literally His Grace by putting His Spirit inside of my soul. When I am too weak, His Spirit testifies to me what is True(Psalm 119:105). When I am on the verge of giving up, His Spirit literally empowers me to get up(Psalm 37:24). I am not willing my way into anything. His Holy Spirit is the only thing that aids in my ability to keep going.
When Jesus states that He has overcome the world there is hope that the suffering of this world WILL one day cease. If gives a hope knowing, this life isn't in vain. Failures, defeats, pain and trauma are a small blow in light of eternity. If I am hungry, there is the promise that one day there will be no hunger(Revelation 7:16). If my eyes are flooded with tears, there's the promise that My Creator will wipe away every tear(Revelation 21:4). Jesus overcoming the world by His Death takes a strong stand against any sin, tragedy, hardship or trial we face in this world.❤👇