As we near the end of our study on peace, I though it would be nice just to recap a little. You can never have too much peace. Our foundational verse is John 14:27. And His peace is a gift I can promise you that. As I write this, there is another wrinkle being tossed my direction and you know what, His peace is right here.
“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. John 14:27, from the New Living translation. Although, I do like the ” Peace, I leave unto ones and my peace I give you. ”
There is nothing like His peace. I mentioned that He has dealt with me about peace for over a couple of years. I have to admit that my peace had really been challenged but no more. Not today, devil! Or any day! His peace is my gift and I lay hold to it anytime something starts to bother me.
I want my mind to be focused and stayed or fixed on Him, not the problem, but the answer. Let’s take a look at what Isaiah says…..Thou will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee. Isaiah 26:3 What better place for you mind to be than on Jesus when the bills pile up, sickness strikes or you are worn out?
Then there is the beautiful Isaiah 57:19, Peace to him who afar off and peace to him who is near, and I will heal him. Isaiah was a prophet who was happily married but even when his wife died, he was not allowed to mourn. I suppose his calling was to keep prophesying and move on. I’m sure that took peace.
And then there is the verse from Isaiah 53, that we will study about next month. Jesus wore that crown of thorns for my peace and yours. No wonder, it passes understanding. Thick, two inch thorns that were wound tightly and place on His head. No doubt, an already beaten and bloodied Lord, was blinded and perhaps had to wipe the blood away even to carry the cross into more pain and punishment.
I see Him suffering, so I would not have to. Can you? It is why I am so interested in absorbing His peace and telling others about it. It is why I know that by His wounds we are healed. I hope to portray Christ in words, the horror that He endured for peace and healing.
Keep studying His peace and receiving it, we all have His gift as believers and we have to receive it daily in our walk with Him. It is not something that we can take lightly or ignore as we live in the troubled last days, our hearts will not be troubled as long as we have His peace.
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