John 14:27 (NKJV) Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
The world is a scary place. Life can be very troubling. Dealing with this sin-cursed world and flesh is anything but peaceful. Sounds hopeless doesn’t it?
Apart from Jesus it is. Apart from Jesus, life goes something like this for the vast majority of humans: you’re born, life sucks, you die. Pretty depressing. Apart from Jesus it certainly is.
With Jesus, there is peace. We live above life’s turmoil and out of reach of temporary trials and hardships because we live anchored in our Lord’s promises about this life and the next. With Jesus, we live with an eternal perspective knowing this life is VERY brief and eternal life awaits. With Jesus, we don’t fear because we believe that no matter what happens in this life, nothing can separate us from the love of Christ and our future home in Paradise with Him.
With Jesus… peace. With Jesus… no troubled heart. With Jesus… no fear.
Think It Over: I’m amazed that multitudes of humanity reject Jesus given the choice. Life stinks and you die versus peace and eternal life. Hmmm, I’m thinking. I’m further amazed that people who do choose Jesus often return to their fear and troubled hearts instead of remaining hopeful and steadfast in His promises.