“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”
John 14:27 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: The gospel writer of John gives some very comforting words as he is quoting Jesus. I know there are a lot of prayer needs between us all, some that have been graciously shared with me and some that weigh heavy on our hearts that have not been shared. In this passage, Jesus is covering some final teachings in the days leading up to His arrest, trial, and death. Multiple times throughout these teachings, He encourages us in this, “Do not let your hearts be troubled…” We need to take this encouragement and treasure it in our very souls. Whether we are fighting health issues, recovery from surgery, being overwhelmed and anxious, depression, or anything else that the world throws in our face, we can truly be at peace. God will redeem the situation. He will heal us and restore us. We just need to keep in mind that He remains in control and He knows best as to what needs to happen.
Prayer for today: I pray that we would accept this gift of peace from our heavenly Father. That we would pray, not as to what we desire, but as Jesus prayed, “Not my will, but Yours be done.”
If you need prayer, please reply and I will pray for you. If you would like to talk about this verse or have questions, I’m always open for your feedback.
May God comfort you with His peace…