John 16:33 (NKJV) “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.”
The Bible paints a rather grim picture of the world we live in. It does not say that everything is going to be okay. It doesn’t teach that world peace is around the corner or that prosperity for all is just days away. On the contrary, it teaches that the world we live in is governed by a cruel, spiritual dictator who wants destruction for all. No wonder why bad things happen! The Good News however, is that for those who believe on Jesus, there is peace, even in the midst of tribulation.