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PEACE IN TROUBLED TIMES
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
It’s very easy to sing and shout, “Hallelujah!” when everything is going well in our lives. It’s easy to be a Christian when your bank account is filled with money.
It is easy to have faith when your family is healthy. But to be a Christian when everything goes wrong; when trial, tribulations and illness come into your life that is when your faith in the Lord will be tested. That is when you have the opportunity to let the world see the true colours of your faith in the Lord. That’s when you have the chance to live your testimony. When things are not going well, when the fire’s hot, and it appears as if you’re losing everything, that’s when you can give Jesus Christ the opportunity to fill you with His peace and guide you.
Jesus promised to give us His peace so that our hearts will not be troubled and so that we will not be afraid. He said, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you.”
Claim this promise today. Can you feel His peace filling you? Pray that the Prince of Peace will be your portion today. For His peace transcends all understanding. He will give it to you in times of joy and happiness, as well as in times of trouble.
Lord Jesus, I choose to keep my eyes fixed on You, the Prince of Peace. I seek Your peace, Lord, so that I will not be afraid and troubled. Thank You for Your promise to fill me with Your peace. Amen
John 14:27 (ESV) -
27 Peace I leave with you my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
1 Corinthians 1:3 (ESV) -
3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV) -
6do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Romans 5:13 (ESV) -
13 for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law.