Monday, November 7, 2011


Power of God’s peace!

Verse for Today: Monday, November 07, 2011

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Several parting gifts were given to the disciples when Jesus left them and went to the Father’s House. He gave them His Spirit, His Word, His presence and protection along with innumerable promises. But one of the greatest parting gifts He gave was His peace in all circumstances. He knew that when He is gone, His beloved disciples would be lonely and would miss Him much. He also knew that circumstances would try to haunt and hunt them down and situations would intimidate them. He was with them physically all these years and now that He is gone, He wanted to give them the reassurance that nothing untoward will overpower them. He wanted to dispel all their fears. He wanted their minds to be tranquil and at rest. He didn’t want their minds to be baffled at the unexpected situations which would come up every moment of their lives. So the Lord gave them one of the greatest gifts that they could ever receive from Him which was His peace. This is the peace that is part of the character of God. No matter what happens, it would not shake the peace that God has in Him. He has no fear of danger, enemies, changing circumstances, threats and volatility. When Jesus gave His disciples His peace, this is what was given to them. It is this peace that made them bold to face the Roman Empire, Jewish religion and persecutions. They could not be shaken by solitary confinements, capital punishments, natural calamities, wild animals in the arenas, fiery furnaces, starvation, mutilation of their bodies and social rejection. They withstood all pressures because they had the peace of Jesus in their hearts. The same peace is with us today to face any circumstance. It is deposited as an investment by Jesus in our hearts and He wants us to grow in that peace so that we will be able to face any eventualities in life. The boldness and peace in times of adversities is unthinkable to the people of the world. So they resort to shortcuts to escape the pressures they encounter. But we can trust in the Lord and in His peace which rules our hearts.

Dear reader, is your present circumstance blow heavily against you? Is your situation intimidating with unanswerable questions about your future? Are you experiencing the loss of strength in your heart? Are you loosing all the hope you had placed in a person, your assets, job, health or other relationships? Is the wind of circumstance trying to uproot you? Remember the words of Lord Jesus that He has already given you His peace to govern your heart, thoughts and situations. Because His peace in planted in your heart, none of the external forces can have dominion over you. His peace is as powerful as the Lord Himself and will work as a buffer against any eventualities in life. His peace can dispel all fears, discouragements, pressures and anguishes. His peace is beyond the capacity of any earthly forces to overpower you. His peace will guard your heart and mind against all intimidating thoughts. His peace will work as a wall around you and a strong tower that your difficult situation will not take away your confidence and courage. If you are going through rough and tough patches in life, you need not loose hope because Jesus is with you in all your circumstances as your partner. His peace is your weapon to fight against and win over the most debilitating thoughts and fears which knock at the door of your heart. Your unanswered questions can find proper answers in the Lord because He knows your future which He has planned for you. He will not forsake His children in any circumstance. He will guide you and keep you going. His hands will be upon you in all your tomorrows. Let the peace of God govern your hearts and thoughts and give you strength today to face all the challenges and trying situations you face and come out stronger in your faith.

Philippians 4:7 – And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Thought for Today
Peace of God is the most effective counterforce against the most devastating situations that we go through.

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