Read:

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” — John 14:27

Reflect:

Peace. Just the word itself brings about such a calming in my soul and spirit. Jesus was speaking to His followers in this passage just mere hours before his death. He made a point to speak about it, even knowing what was about to happen. I am assuming He thought it very important! It’s not the peace the world gives, which is mostly equated to a trouble-free life, but He was referring to the peace only He can give, despite the trouble, amongst the storms, and face first against life-changing situations. Peace, while surrounded by trouble, is the peace only He can give. Jesus has given us a gift, the Holy Spirit delivers this gift to us in the midst of the trials we face. We are not promised freedom from the storms, but we are promised His peace during them.

There was a supernatural peace made through the blood of Jesus while at the Cross. Colossians 1:20. We are able to experience this peace. It’s for those who are in Christ. The world doesn’t know this peace. They cannot acquire it, take it, or buy it; it’s only for those who have been reconciled to God through the redemptive work on the Cross. Sisters, there is a peace that surpasses all understanding. Phil. 4:7. Rest in this peace! It’s there for us to seek, to pursue, and grab a hold of.

Pray:

Thank you, Jesus, for the peace only You can give. Let not my heart be troubled or fearful, but to rest in Your peace.

Your Turn:

As you seek, pursue, and rest in His peace, share with those around you the peace only found in Jesus Christ.


Kelly Smith

Kelly is passionate in the study of God and His Word. She is an avid encourager to those around her and loves to share the saving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Kelly lives in Alabama with her husband of 13 years, one son, and works full-time as a customer account manager for a local business.