John 14:27 is a scripture to read and remind ourselves of every day. Jesus says..”Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you-not as the world gives, I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”
There are tons of things that on a daily basis bring fear to our hearts and anxiety to our minds. The hearts of men and women are failing them because of fear. Fear of responsibilities, of family stresses, of finances, health issues, world situations, government situations, all of these things bring worry and stress into our daily lives.
People use a lot of things to bring peace to their minds, some of those things can help but way to often it only lasts for a short amount of time and then they look for something else to ease their turmoil. Jesus wants us to know that the peace He gives is not a temporary rest or removal of worry, but a peace that goes way beyond human understanding and can consistently manage those things that take over our thoughts and emotions.
It doesn’t mean that we don’t have to ask for it on a daily basis, like a one time treatment and then we are good to go. Every day we need to ask for His peace over specifics, seek His wisdom through the tough stuff we face, the past that haunts us, the present that consumes us, the future that brings fear and steals our sleep.
Christ is our hope, our shelter, our forgiveness, our light in darkness, our rest in the weariness, our peace when none seems available. Let us put each and every situation and moment into His hands so that fear does not consume us and take away our ability to cope. We have a life that is amazing when placed into His hands. I pray His peace becomes your rest, your hope, your love, your life, your everything.