Where Peace? – The Great Equation…
Some of the scriptures we’ve looked at through this week have actually been promises… almost equations… the Lord gives to His children. When worries come: Think on Christ. Talk with Him. Assurance and Peace will come to you.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isa. 41:10)
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:6-7).
David writes of his response to worry: “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” (Ps. 46:4), and testifies of the Lord’s reliable reply, “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” (Ps. 94:19)
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Peter urges (1 Pet. 5:7). Isaiah, David, John, Paul and Peter all agree: God’s Presence = Peace!
Perhaps Isaiah sums up this truth most succinctly,
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” (Isa. 26:3)
Look to Jesus! It’s as simple as that. If you want to see the sunrise you must look to the eastern horizon. You’ll never experience it staring southward.
“They cried out… terrified. Immediately he spoke to them and said, ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’” (Mark 6:49b-50)
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