Be of good cheer
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.
How hard it can be to remain cheerful during times of tribulation. I don't know what you are like during these times, but I feel sick in the stomach, not in the mood for people, grumpy, short-tempered and certainly not at all happy. I feel down right stressed and I'm not very nice to be around. Fortunately I don't get into this state very often, but when I do it is such an effort to get out of and to be of good cheer until the tribulation has passed. This verse is such a very good reminder to me.
But straightway Jesus spake unto them,
saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.