“I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
It’s amazing to me. Paul addressed the fact that some would preach Christ out of selfish ambition in Philippians, Chapter 1. There really is nothing new under the sun. Just because something is new to us doesn’t make it a new thing.
The times, the attendant darkness we are facing now and what we will face in the future may be new to us, but they are not new to God.
The Lord gave us His Word that in Him we might have peace. He told us that difficult times would come. But He also said take heart because He had overcome the world.
And if God be for us, who can be against us?