I’ve told you this so that my peace will be with you. In the world you’ll have trouble. But cheer up! I have overcome the world.”
Troubles or storms of life come to all. Jesus did not tell us this so that we would be troubled by them. He has already overcome the world’s troubles you will face. Jesus taught us that if you come to Him and hear what He says but do not do what He says, you will be like a man who built a house on sand. Storms would come and when they do the house would fall. But if you come to Him and hear what He says and you do what He has said, you will be like a man who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock. When the storms come the house would not only stand, it would not be shaken. In this fallen world you will face trouble or storms of life, but the person who has come to Jesus, heard what He has said, and is a doer of the Word and not just a hearer of the Word; they have built on the rock and are walking by faith not by sight. It is not up to God if we overcome, for He has already provided victory for us, it is up to us. Spend time with the Lord, listen to what He has said in His Word, and be a doer of the Word. If you do you will not be defeated.