“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (33).
Finding peace in a troubled world, that is one gift Jesus brings. According to Jesus when we have him, we have peace.
While I cannot say that has been true for me every moment since confessing Jesus to be Lord of my life, I can say in the main it has been true. Despite the times I worry and fret, Jesus has always been there. During the darkest times of my life Jesus has been a shoulder I can turn to and cry on and a strong hand to lift me up. Jesus has provided peace that passes understanding. There are times I cannot explain it, but still as the waters rage about me I know Jesus is there with me. This is so hard to explain and yet so wonderful to experience.
Trouble comes… I don’t mean to be pessimistic but life does have its share of troubles and I have found Jesus to be my peace during all times of life.
Have you confessed Jesus to be Lord and God of your life?
Confessing Jesus is the first step to finding peace amidst the trouble of life and peace with God, which brings eternal life.
Oh, Lord God, the gifts Jesus brings when we open our lives to him through faith are extraordinary. Peace, companionship, love, forgiveness, redemption, on and on the list goes. Oh, Lord, may I live in a way that point people to Jesus, the one and only Son of God. In His name, I pray. Amen.