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Take heart

By Dawne Cooper, Jubilee Church Wirral

I don’t know about you, but with everything going on in the world at the moment and even just in the everyday, life can seem overwhelming.

Wars rage, loved ones die, there’s constant power struggles, storms and the damage from them ensue, just to name a few things. You’re probably thinking, wow this is a cheery blog! But don’t worry we’ll get there.

Time after time I’ve been reminded of the verse in John 16:33:

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” 

A few years ago I wrote a song when we were in the midst of the covid pandemic which was inspired by this verse. Have a read through the lyrics to see what this verse inspired in me.

Take Heart

When you see the world around you
And it seems to much to bear
Just lift your eyes to heaven
To see someone who cares.

He hasn’t tired or abandoned
Or left you all alone
He’s standing right beside you
And he cannot be overthrown

So take heart, He’ll lift that weight up off your chest,
Take heart, He holds you in His hands.
In this world there will be trouble, but I have overcome the world,
So take heart, take heart.

It may seem overwhelming
But he’s really in control
He’s the voice that calms the storms
And it’s Him I will extoll

He’s omniscient and omnipresent
He won’t leave you all alone
And knowing he’s omnipotent
Means I know he’s on the throne

So when you feel so tired and helpless
And you don’t know where to start
Take heart knowing that he’s got this
He won’t let you fall apart.

What does the verse inspire in you?

There are so many troubles we face day to day, but we’ve got a God who is greater than this, we’ve got a God who is above it all, and why? Because he’s already overcome it all!

Take heart, these troubles are only momentary. One day they will all be gone and we’ll live with Him in glory. In the meantime He’s got you! Trust in Him to get you through all these battles and uncertain times.

Listen to Take Heart:

Jubilee Church Wirral Life Group leaders Rick and Chantal Robertson

Dawne Cooper of Jubilee Church Wirral

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