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The promise of peace

So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. Matthew 6:31-34

There are too many “what if’s” in life that at times paralyzes Christians and prevent them from pursuing the life God wants them to have. “What if I lose my job?” What if the economy fails and I lose all my retirement savings?” What if the doctor says that my health is deteriorating?” “What if my faith fails in times of trials?” From the text, The Lord Jesus Christ was not telling the disciples to make plans about the future. He was telling them not to be overcome with worries about the future to which they do not have any control. But He does! When you look at God’s promises and look at how much He has accomplished, you might conclude that He keeps His promises. There is nothing that God promised and failed to deliver. This is why He wants you to trust Him. He wants you to be very careful and not to allow yourself to lose sight of His presence and workings in your life. When your focus is on Him you will honor and glorify Him. God already knows what causes you to have sleepless nights. All He wants from you is to let Him be the Lord of your life and for you to surrender in prayer everything that worries you. Just like He promised, when you trust Him with all your worries and cares, His peace will be upon you. “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). True peace only comes from God. “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). Do you experience the peace that comes from Him? God is faithful and He will always be true to His promise.


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