God’s peace robs worry of its power over our lives

What the Voice Speaks
The Voice of Peace – Part 2

Scripture Reading: John 14:25-31

Key Verse: John 14:27

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.

As we studied yesterday, the world offers a circumstantial kind of peace.  It’s only available during the good times—very external in nature.  Jesus said that he gives us His kind of peace.  It is internal, not subject to the changing circumstances of our lives.  His peace is consistent every moment of every day.  His peace quiets our souls and eases our stress.  His peace robs worry of its power over our lives.

            The key for us Christ followers is that we must allow the dominant voice to be the voice of peace.  The voice of worry will try to out shout God’s voice!  The feelings of stress will try to cling to us, wrecking our peace.  We are responsible to demand of ourselves to enjoy the peace that Jesus offers us.  If you are determined to be a worry wart, then you lose out on a great privilege that Jesus provided you.

            To enjoy the peace Jesus gives we must set our minds on things above, not on things on the earth (Colossians 3:2).  That means when you are tempted to worry, start repeating promises of God given to us in the Bible!  Keep repeating them every time a thought of worry attacks you.  Refuse to meditate on your problems.  It is true that God wants us to do what we know to do when faced with problems, but when we have done all we know to do; we must learn to relax in the loving care of our heavenly Father!

Father, I will deal with my problems today as you give me wisdom.  I will rest in you and trust your care.  I will enjoy the abundant life Christ died to provide.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

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