Time with God - Oct. 8, 2012


John 14:23-27

Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me. These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

You can have peace in any circumstances!

We know that until Christ’s return there will never be political peace in this world. Conflict is a very real part of life in this fallen world. Stressful situations abound, whether we’re Christians or not.

We’ll never have perfectly peaceful circumstances in this life. But that’s not what Jesus is talking about in this passage. He’s not talking about peaceful situations, but peace in your heart.

The Lord wants you to know that He can give you that kind of peace, even when the circumstances around you are anything but peaceful. “Do not let your heart be troubled.”

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