Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.–John 14:27
As we enter into a new day, many of you will come face to face with confusing and difficult situations. That’s why it is so important that we prepare for the day by reminding ourselves of who we are and what we have in Christ. In the hour of need this becomes a life-saver. This article from Turning Point helps us in this regard:
In his devotional book By the Still Waters , Vance Havner tells of attending a small service in a little church on a cold February night. The people were local farming folk, and a time was given for sharing testimonies. The last to speak was a humble woman plainly dressed who rose and simply said: “I praise the Lord for a deep, settled peace. The world did not give it to me, and the world can’t take it away.”
“That testimony lingers with me,” wrote Havner. “I think of scholars and sages ransacking libraries and perusing heavy philosophies, searching for the secret of peace, while the plain, farm-woman had been enjoying it through the years.”
There’s much we don’t comprehend. The plans that God has foreordained for us are beyond our understanding, but we know that when we are with Him, there will be peace and rest and joy such as we have never imagined.
The world didn’t give it, and the world cannot take it away.
There are thousands of earth’s rich and renowned who would give it all for the childish confidence of the soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose.