The night before Jesus died, He gave
His peace to His disciples - "Peace I leave with you, My
peace I give to you
" This peace was not just for His
disciples, but also for us today. We have His peace.
The moment you believe
in Jesus Christ, He who is the Prince of Peace comes to live inside
you. And when the Prince of Peace resides in you, every blessing
that you will ever need pertaining to your soundness and wholeness
is already inside you.
if this is true, then why do I still see problems in my health,
finances, family and relationships?"
The answer is a troubled
heart. That is why after Jesus said, "Peace I leave with
you," He said, "Let not your heart be troubled, neither
let it be afraid."
A troubled and fearful
heart works like fingers that clamp down hard on a water hose.
The supply of water is flowing from the tap, but little or nothing
is coming out at the other end of the hose. God's ever-present
supply of blessings toward you is like the water flowing freely
from the tap. But you don't see the blessings when you allow your
heart to be gripped by worry or fear.
So when fearful,
anxious thoughts come, remind yourself of Jesus' words: "Let
not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." Even
when things appear to get worse, say, "Lord, I refuse to
worry about this. In the midst of all this, I see the finished
work of Christ. He said, 'It is finished!' So my child's healing
is accomplished. My marriage is blessed. My debts are cleared.
I will let not my heart be troubled by these things."
Beloved, I cannot
"let not" for you. Your family and friends cannot "let
not" for you. Only you can "let not your heart be troubled".
So guard your heart from being troubled. You don't have to guard
your career, reputation, children or even health. When you guard
your heart, God will guard everything else for you!