John 16:33 reminds us that life on earth will not be easy. Bad things happen – its just how things work. How we respond to challenging events in our life is what makes the difference. We can take the attitude of many in the world who, when things don’t go their way, throw up their hands and say “I’ll never make it – I might as well give up” and live a life of meaningless mediocrity. Or we can say “Bring it! I’ll take the bad with the good and I won’t let anything get me down!” If we live our lives reacting to all the bad things that happen, all we’ll get is more bad things. If we look for good and expect good – we’ll get GOOD! Sure, in this world, we’ll have trouble, but “Take heart, I have overcome the world!” This is the GOOD NEWS!