Peace to stand firm // 12-02-19

“Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]” John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Jesus says that when trouble comes and fear roars, we always have a choice how we respond to it! He says, DON’T LET IT have access to your heart, STOP ALLOWING IT to do its worst, DO NOT PERMIT IT to be the driver of your decisions and how you live your life. He’s reminding us that we are not helpless victims to our feelings and to the enemies tactics, and with the peace that only He can give us, we can overcome and keep advancing! Lord, may I receive Your peace today, that confident knowledge of Your presence with me and Your strength within me, which is so much more than a feeling. Help me to roar back at any fear trying to take me down, as I stay close to Your heart and keep walking Your way. Amen 🙏🏼