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The Prince of Peace reminds us in John 16:33, “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.” Until He returns or calls us home, we are going to have times of pain and sorrow. We are going to have times we are not strong. As we lean on Him, He will make us strong; He will help us carry on. J. Oswald Sanders sums it all up so well when he says: “Peace is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of God.” [SOURCE:--J. Oswald Sanders. Today’s Christian Woman, “Heart to Heart.] The final words of our Prince of Peace, His final promise to us in Matthew 28:20 is, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”