John 14:27 – I leave you Peace. My Peace I give to you. I give it to you not as the world gives it to you. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid.
Part 2 ~ Living In The Peace of God We have been given the Peace of God by the Lord Jesus Christ so we can live our lives safe and secure in Him (Romans 10:15, 8:6, 15:13; John 16:33; Ephesians 2:17; Luke 1:79; Malachi 2:6). The relationship He has provided for us should leave us worry free. Just knowing that we really do not have to muster faith for the difficult situations we find ourselves in; we need only have faith in Him, and He will do whatever we ask (John 14:11-14). He will take care of us and provide for us according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19; 2 Corinthians 9:8-11; Mathew 7:11; Luke 11:13). His love and care for us is so great, He laid His own life down so we might live. If God loved us so much before we had any kind of relationship with Him, how much more will His love and care be expressed towards us now that we know Him and serve Him (Romans 5:10, 8:32; Luke 12:32).
The love God has for us should give us boldness and confidence no matter what situation we find ourselves in (1 John 4:17; Ephesians 3:12). In fact, keeping ourselves in this love is key to the miracle of God’s provision for every one of our needs (1 John 4:16-17; Galatians 5:6; Jude 1:20-21; Joshua 1:6-8). Doubt and unbelief work in the realm of fear and self reliance (1 John 4:18; Luke 8:50, 12:32). The enemy of our soul constantly attacks and slanders God’s character and commitment to us. Yet, we are able to find our repose in the Peace Christ Jesus has given to us so that we may boldly say, “If God be for us, who can be against us!” (Romans 8:31; 1 John 4:4).
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen