The Lord is the giver of peace, so we don’t have to be afraid.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give 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)
Some days are anything but peaceful. We’re busy, stressed, and battling misunderstandings, or things just aren't going the way we thought they would or should. Add to that the pressure of all the news and world events, or the troubles all around, and it can seem heavy for our hearts and spirits.
But even there, in all the darkness and uncertainty that swirls around us in this world, His truth whispers to our hearts these same powerful words that Christ spoke to His disciples; words that bring assurance, hope, peace, and the reminder that we’re never alone and do not need to walk in fear or worry.
"Peace (security, safety) I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world (earthly affairs, those separated by Christ) gives. Do not let your hearts (soul, mind, center of life) be troubled (disturbed, anxious, terrified) and do not be afraid (fearful, timid)." John 14:27
May God fill us with peace and rest in the deepest part of our souls. All our wrestling, all the stress we so often carry, is useless. We can trust that He will take care of whatever concerns us. He knows the best way; His timing is perfect. And He is able. He's the storm-calmer, the peace-giver, the burden-lifter, the hope-bringer. Nothing is too difficult for Him.
For He alone is our peace.
Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor's wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead's Facebook page, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives. Find her also on Twitter and at her blog www.debbiemcdaniel.com.
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