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4th October 2023

A Factory of Sadness

Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,

and whose hope is the LORD.

Jeremiah 17:7

The broken world we live in can be a “factory of sadness.” There seems to be an endless supply of heartache, sorrow and disappointment, whether from our own choices or things beyond our control.

Yet the follower of Christ has every reason to hope; not only in the life to come but for this very day. The Lord Jesus said, I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer (take hope), I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Notice that without minimizing the struggles or sadness we may experience, Christ counters them with His promises of peace, joy, and ultimate victory.

Great peace is available in Christ, and it’s more than enough to help us navigate whatever life throws at us.

Bible Reading

John 16:28-33.


Merciful Lord God, I thank You that my hope and peace are found in the Lord Jesus. Amen.

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