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 you hear and 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 and will listen to what He has to say and is a doer of the Word, and not just a hearer only, they have a strong foundation upon which they stand.
Those who are doers of the Word are those who walk by faith and not by sight. When the storms come they not only won’t go down, Jesus said they would not be shaken by the storm. 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 and listen to what He has said in His Word, and be a doer of the Word. If you do you will walk in perfect peace, and you will not be defeated.