PEACE IN TURBULENT TIMES
Scripture reading: “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
Many things of great concern are happening today. The world offers harm and harassment at every turn – hardship and tribulations everywhere. When circumstances in your life change for the worse, questions arise as to what God is doing. But no matter what the external circumstances are, Jesus wants us to have peace in Him (John 16:33). We must know how to enter into God’s protection rather than rely on man-made fixes. God knew we were going to have to face times like these. Jesus warned us to take heed against deceit and not be troubled (Matthew 24:4-6).
Now, everyone has an opinion about all happening around. The enemy creates wars outside of each of us so that he can gain access within us. In order to repel him, we must be focused on God through our Lord Jesus Christ and concentrate on Him (Hebrews 12:2). Therefore, whatever situation you may find yourself, lock in to God’s word and stay there.
MORE THAN A CONQUEROR
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” (Rom 8:37). First, we have to come to the decision that we are the victors. “The victory is ours and the battle is the Lord’s.” (2 Chronicles 20:15)
It’s necessary to take our shield in the Word. Our fellowship with the Lord boosts our confidence in Him and dispels every thought of failure and defeat. It’s possible to have that kind of confidence in the midst of the kinds of threats we’re facing right now as long as we stay in Christ. Once we have that kind of assurance, nothing can move us.
YOUR UTTERANCES CARRY POWER
Be confident enough in your relationship with the Lord to declare His name. What you declare works. The Word is powerful. If you have to, be bold. Stop watching the news. I did (mostly) and am so much less stressed!
Lead us to you. Give us the confidence we need to be bold, to endear your Word to our hearts and to remember your ‘big picture’. Give us peace in you during these turbulent times. Help us remember Truth. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Beautiful reminder that we all could use!
Julie Pfeifer says
Thanks! I hope it helps!
Kirstie Ganobsik says
Very timely and sage advice to stay focused internally in these times of turmoil – and to turn off the news. We are the company we keep, I think, and surrounding ourselves with fellow peacemakers is one of the best ways to stay centered in our Creator’s Word.
Julie Pfeifer says