Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled , neither let it be afraid – John 14:27
Peace is freedom from worry, anxiety, and fear. It is conciliation, mental and emotional calmness, and contentment. In this world they are trillions that haven’t experience the peace that Jesus has given those who believe and trust in Him.
Peace is nothing that can be purchased, nor is it something given to a certain minority because of their gender, nationality, or financial and educational status. Jesus knew living in this world would bring pain and sorrow, loneliness and persecution. He didn’t say, He would relieve us of this, but He has given us the peace that when it comes, it wouldn’t destroy us because He has given us His peace.
Too many times Christians think because they have become Christians it will eliminate them from having to go through troublesome times. If anyone is going to go through troublesome times, it will be the Christian to enable them to grow spiritually. To strengthen our muscles, we must exercise. To strengthen our spiritual muscles, we go through different strength training sessions. This enables us to understand what God has given us through His Son. Fear is the opposite of faith. We can’t have faith and fear at the same time, one will always outweigh the other.
Different trials and tribulations and the length of time we go through difficult situations will weaken our faith. When we see our faith weakening, we should turn to the word of God and nothing else. Jesus has given us a promise, He has given us His peace, not the peace of the world. In order for faith to grow or be established, we must stay focus on the word of God. The more we read the word of God, the more, it will be engraved in our memory and spirit. The less we read it, the less faith we will have in difficulty times. If we’re going to believe anyone that makes a promise, we should believe in the Son of God and His promise.