“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.”
When I reflect on Jesus’ words in John 14:27 and the amazing encouragement from Him, I wonder what is it that makes us ever hold back from trusting Him.
He takes our problems, troubles, and trials and fills our hearts with peace instead of fear, doubt and worry. Why would anyone ever prefer to keep their troubles and live in fear? Why would anyone waste time fretting over the details of life when the Holy Spirit is there to fill our hearts with peace, no matter what the circumstance?
When we give our life over completely to God, with no hold backs, we are given a peace that fills our heart with the knowledge that our Father has our life in His hands and He will take care of us.
However, when we only give God part of our life, and keep parts that we spend time worrying over, we really can’t live our Christian walk with the joy that only comes from a life of trust. And that is the key: a life of trusting Him to watch over you and fill your heart with peace at all times.
Is there an area that you can’t seem to stop worrying over? One that you think God is too busy to notice and take care of? It’s time to let go and give this situation over to Him completely. No hold backs. No coming back to the problem . . . give it all to Him. And peace will flood your heart.
Thank You, Lord, for the peace that you give me, for taking my problems and showing me the way out of difficulties. And, Lord, thank You for taking away the fear that your enemy wants me to have. Your strength and power over ride everything and your peace is such a precious gift.
Source: Seeking Jesus
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