The cross of Christ enables us to chase after the things that stir our affections for Christ, and we flee from the things that rob us of those affections. As we develop a dependence on Jesus, trials will come and go, and we will come out stronger on the other side of each and every one of them. If we allow worry and anxiety to divert our minds from Christ we will have the peace of God, but we will not experience the peace of God. Jesus said in John 16:33, “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”