The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Today’s Scripture & Insight: John 14:27

Have you noticed the world longs for peace? After the great wars of history there has been celebrations when peace came. Many people long for personal peace. They try filling themselves with what the world tells them will bring peace, only to be disappointed. As we go through life, we come to the conclusion that the world lies to us. Peace is not found in riches, drugs, sports or anything else the world promotes. Our enemy satan is a deceiver and wants to blind us to what really brings peace to our hearts. That peace is a personal relationship with Jesus.

John 3:16 sums up the good news of Jesus very clearly. “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. [1] The prophet Isaiah calls the child who will come into the world “The Prince of Peace.” In the New Testament the “Prince of Peace” is revealed as Jesus, God’s Son. 

The biblical idea of peace does not focus on the absence of difficulty in life. You may be in the midst of great trials and still have the peace the Lord gives. Jesus tells us in John 14:27,“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.[2]

The peace Jesus is speaking about enables believers to remain calm in the most fearful circumstances. It enables them to quiet a cry, still a riot, rejoice in pain and trial, and sing in the middle of suffering. 

Do you long for peace in your life? Take the hand of Jesus and let Him lead you. If you are greatly burdened, lay the burden at the foot of the cross. When we confess our sins to our Lord Jesus and ask for forgiveness it gives us great peace. When life overwhelms you, take your problems to the Lord and He gives us peace. 

Peace in our heart is always connected to our relationship with Jesus.

[1, 2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (John 3:16, John 14:27). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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