God Is In Control

John 14:25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do […]

John 14:25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 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.” (NIV)
What is troubling you? Are you restless? Is your mind going a thousand miles per hour? These are questions I have asked myself recently. These are questions I have heard from other people as well. Why is it so hard to find peace in a world where there’s turmoil, and endless danger? Just before he was going to die, Jesus did the most amazing thing anyone could do for their friends and loved ones. First, He was going to send The Holy Spirit to remind them of everything Jesus did and taught. Second, Jesus gave them a new sense of peace, a peace that is different from the world. And third He commanded them to not let their heart be troubled or afraid.
How can we do all these things? First, we need to rely on God’s wisdom and God’s words. We need to trust what He says! We need to soften our hearts to pick up and grab onto His peace, He was giving it, but it is up to us get a hold of it. Third, we need to take control of our hearts. Tell your heart to not be afraid, tell your heart to not be troubled, when you feel distressed and troubled, tell yourself, that your God has it under control.

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