John 16:33 (NIV)
“I 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.”
Abuse… Mistrust… and Pain…
The world around you, the people you thought were there for you, and the places you thought were safe – more often than not turn out to be something less than what they appear. The enemy paints a bright picture. It’s full of all the good things we long for and it promises a lot… but in the long run it comes up short. Your parade isn’t the only one he’s rained on. The devil deceiveth the whole world.