Did you ever feel that everything was working against you? Who hasn’t? But, regardless of how bad it was or is–Jesus had it worse! Much worse! He was rejected by his own, nailed to the cross, forsaken by the Father, murdered by His people, and buried in a borrowed tomb. Could you have stood outside that tomb it would have seemed the the devil had defeated the Son of God and destroyed all hope forever.
However, three days later it was a much different picture! Imagine walking up to that tomb and finding it empty. Picture yourself standing there in awe when suddenly two angels appear and announce,”He is not here, but risen”( Luke 24:6). Imagine running to tell others when suddenly you are met by Jesus Himself, and hearing Him say,”Be not afraid”(Matthew 28:8-10).
Now, after all these years those words still ring in our ears–“Be not afraid”. Whether you are facing darkness, demons, or death, you need not fear. These are enemies that Jesus has already faced and conquered. He can turn your tragedy into triumph. He did so personally and He can do so for His people. Although everything seems to be working against you, He is working for you. He does not promise to remove your problems and pain, but He does promise to use it for profit. Amazingly He produces good from bad. He did not fail when everything was working against Him and He won’t fail you.
He is the great Conqueror who has never lost a battle. He is the Mighty King who has no equal. His name is Wonderful. His ways are perfect. Hid power is unlimited. His wisdom is unequaled. His love is unconditional and unending. His promises are sure, and his words,”because I live, ye shall live also”(John 14:19) give us great comfort. He cannot lie! He has taken an oath upon His own name (Hebrews 6:13-19) and has proven Himself Faithful and True. We would be fools to not trust Him!