“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation;
but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
In a world of struggle and injustice and death and suffering is it possible to have ‘cheer’?
Jesus offers is to His followers. Sure there are days when cheer seems to be far away. There are days of pain and heartbreak on this earth. If you are not experiencing it now then just wait, the day will come. Loved ones die of old age or accidents or deaths that seem to have no reason or explanation. These are days when cheer may seem far away’¦but just look to Jesus and in your darkest hour you will feel an inward cheer that is beyond words. You just know it. There is a joy beyond anything you can explain or reason.
The hour may be dark but Jesus is Light and Peace and Cheer. Welcome Jesus and He brings cheer wherever you go and no matter what you face.
Cheer is not found in what is happening but in the Presence of Jesus!
God is love and Jesus is with you so rest in Him.
Let the power of God move in your life and you will know this cheer. Even as you walk through the valley of the shadow of death you will know Jesus is with you and you can have a joy unspeakable!
No matter where you are, are what you face rest in Jesus and feel the cheer’¦
Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic,
“Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.”
But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said,
“Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.
And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying,
“Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
And Peter answered Him and said,
“Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.”
And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
And when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out;
for they all saw Him and were troubled. But immediately He talked with them and said to them, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called.
Then they called the blind man, saying to him,
“Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.”
And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus.
Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.
And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”
Welcome Jesus in your heart and life and mind and spirit and soul and know the good cheer.
God bless you,
Pilgrim followers of Jesus,
Arthur and Denise Blessitt