(John 14:27 NIV ‘84) “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you…Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
What has your heart troubled lately? Is it all the rain, the prospect of no corn crop, heath issues, financial problems, family hardship, etc? For the disciples it was knowing that Jesus was soon going to leave them as He would ascend to heaven.
But to calm His disciples’ hearts and yours and mine Jesus gives us His peace – the peace which nothing in this world can give. The peace of knowing that our sins are forgiven, the peace of knowing that He is preparing a place for us in heaven, the peace of knowing that He will never leave us or forsake us.
It is that peace that calms our troubled hearts that helps us to face every challenge this world throws at us with confidence!
Letting the peace of Jesus rule in my heart, just like you,