Everyone would like to have peace in their life. This world is crazy busy and filled with so much heartache and pain. Everywhere you look you will find a relationship falling apart, a job being lost, or a catastrophic sickness eating away at a loved one. How then, is it even possible to find peace in all this chaos? The simple answer is, Jesus.
John 14:27 says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
There are three truths found in the above scripture about God’s amazing grace.
The first truth is, that His peace comes from Jesus. Jesus himself spoke the words in John 14:27. He said “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” In order for you to fully understand how powerful that statement is, you must first realize who it is that said the.
So, who is Jesus? John 3:16 says, ““For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” He is the one only son of God. The Bible tells us that not only did he come to save us from our sin, but he also has given us access to God the father. We can approach the throne room, because Jesus has torn down the barrier that used be in place between God and man.
What I want you to know about Jesus, is that He is enough. There is nothing too big for him to handle in your life if you will submit to Him and trust in Him. Believe in the one who can deliver you through anything and receive the peace He is speaking about in John 14:27.
The second truth about God’s amazing peace is, you can’t find it in the world. Jesus said he does not give as the world gives. This world is filled with empty promises and false hopes. People will always let you down. They don’t necessarily do this intentionally, but it is inevitable when dealing with flesh and blood.
The peace Jesus is speaking of, isn’t dependent upon people, it is solely dependent on Him. The beautiful thing about Jesus, is that He can’t lie and He will always follow through with His promises.
This world is filled with imperfect human beings and because of that, is unable to provide lasting peace. Yes, you can find what seems to be peace in many things, however, you will find that those worldly, fleshly things will fade quickly. True peace and rest is only given from Jesus and is only dependent on His capabilities. I’m so glad that my peace comes from Heaven and not this world.
The final truth about Gods amazing peace is that it is free from fear.
Isaiah 41:10-14 says, “'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish. You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent. For I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand, who says to you, 'Do not fear, I will help you.' Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel; I will help you," declares the Lord, "and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.”
Fear can be crippling. It can cause a plethora problems in our life. But, if you have Jesus as your strength and have received the Holy Spirit as your comforter, you do not have to fear. If you are standing in the Word, you can stare down sickness, speak restoration over you marriage, celebrate victory over you finances, and shout joy in your trials and tribulations.
It’s time for all believers to allow Jesus to give you a peace that surpasses all understanding and give you rest. And if you don’t know Jesus, and are looking for that peace; open your heart and ask Him to come into your life. All He wants from you is, your invitation, and He will come inside and provide everything you need.
May God’s amazing peace be prevalent in your life today.
God bless and have a great week in the Lord.
Wade Phillips is pastor of Madisonville Christian Fellowship.