PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU, MY PEACE I GIVE TO YOU; NOT AS THE WORLD GIVES DO I GIVE TO YOU. LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED, NEITHER LET IT BE AFRAID.- JOHN 14:27
To the world, peace means to be without problems, conflict or stress. The peace that Jesus offers is something that the world cannot give or take away… it defies circumstances…it defies logic…for someone who has never experienced it, that kind of peace can seem unattainable or impossible…but Jesus is the Prince of Peace. With one word, He can calm the winds and waves and He can fill the willing heart, with His peace that passes all understanding.
Christ offers us His peace, but it is up to us to accept it by faith. We are told in multiple scriptures that the way to find peace is to keep our thoughts focused on Christ. We think of the Apostle Peter walking on the water. As long as he focused on Jesus, he was at peace and oblivious to the stormy waves that were crashing around him. As soon as he took his eyes off of the Lord and focused on what was going on around him, he became fearful and began to go under.
When we open our hearts and minds to all that Jesus wants to give us, we receive the miraculous…our circumstances may not change, but our attitude can and that is enough to find His peace. Peter had to lose his fear and take a giant leap of faith to step out of that boat and Christ calls us to take a step of faith as well. The world cannot give us Christ’s peace, and it can’t take it away from us… but we can surrender it, by shifting our focus from Jesus and letting fear become more powerful than our faith. May you find the courage to let go of all that holds you back and step out in faith to receive the peace that Christ is offering you today.
©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay