John 16 paints a clear picture of where we are and what we are facing and what we look forward to and what we desire:  John 16:33 “I (Jesus) have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

I am not so fond of the troubles I must endure, but I long for the PEACE that is promised, when I put myself through the discipline of leaning ‘into’ Him as I press on to win the race and the prize of the high calling of Christ Jesus and His call on my life.   No matter what the cost, it is worth it!

So glad Jesus is with me through the troubles and peace is in my future!   I long for peace.