Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Peace – freedom from war, trouble, or disturbance.
Troubled – 1. emotionally or mentally distressed. 2. economically or socially distressed.
Afraid – 1. frightened or fearful 2. reluctant or regretful.
We have so many things going on in this world day to day we tend to ask the question, ” When will I get a moments peace?” Or better yet as Christians and people of God we go through trials and storms because we serve the Lord. We are constantly under attack from the enemy and it seems as though we will never make it out or have any peace.
But Jesus says that he leaves us with his peace. That mean that through our faith we can have peace even in the mist of our trials. It is a peace that no man can give us and the world can not take away. For instance yesterday’s weather was bad, terrible winds, rain and tornadoes. People and businesses lost power, building and homes were destroyed. But for me, I had peace that I know could have only come from God because I felt like there was no storms. I did not worry or fret about my home or losing power. I was even out and about running errands at one point the enemy said, “Your car is going to blow over in this wind and that car beside you is going to land on top of you and your car.” But I had faith in God and through that faith I had a peace come over me that told me that God was protecting me and I had nothing to worry about or to be afraid of. I have a peace when I am going through my trials because I trust God to bring me out safely, I know who I am in Him an I am learning to use what He has given me. We need to know who we are in Christ and what He has given us. Will you make Jesus Christ the head of your life and let Him give you His peace that the world can not take away?
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for Your everlasting love, Your mercy and Your grace. Thank you for Your word, that when I open it, there I will find all that I need to sustain myself in this life on earth for such a time as what we live in now. With all of the troubles in the world, You have given me peace that surpasses all human understanding. For I do not have to know the full mysteries of it, I just need to believe, trust You and walk in it. When I walk in Your peace I know that I am surrounded by Your love and protection. I know that even if the outcomes of my tribulations are not what I would expect or hope for it to be I have freedom in knowing that all IS well.