May 13 2019

May 13 2019

Faith and fear cannot occupy the same space in our hearts

May 13, 2019

“I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27

You have been given a promise and a gift by Jesus. It’s the gift of peace. The peace Jesus gives is unlike anything the world calls peace. Worldly peace is usually defined as the absence of conflict. The peace Jesus offers is the confident assurance that He is in control regardless of the circumstances. It is peace IN the turmoil of day-to-day living. It is a peace that steadies you and a calm that encases you even when life is not calm around you.

He gives us one instruction as He promises this peace. He tells us,

“So don’t be troubled or afraid”

Here again it sounds like we have a choice to make … and we do. We can choose to ask Jesus to fill our hearts with His peace, the peace that passes all understanding, or we can choose to live in fear. The choice is ours. Faith and fear cannot occupy the same space nor can peace and turmoil occupy the same place in our hearts.

Today if peace is short in your heart and mind remember that it has been given to you by Jesus. His Holy Spirit is there to remind you and to teach you how to live in that peace. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with it. Though the trouble may remain the peace of Jesus and the help of the Holy Spirit pouring peace over your heart, will carry you through.

What can we help you find?