Peace and victory

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

What did Jesus say…to whom…which promises peace with him and victory over a troubled world?

The setting is Jesus with his disciples. He is going away and all they have heard and seen will be tested. Will they stand or fall? To help them stand, Jesus promises the Holy Spirit. Being filled with God’s spirit is the same as personally walking with Jesus. The result of standing strong in the Spirit, allowing his truth to rule my thoughts and actions, is peace with him and victory today.

The source of peace is God, not myself; it never is my peace but always His. The request, Come, Lord Jesus opens the door to his reigning, victorious peace.

Lord, I invite you into this day knowing that your presence alone can bring peace to my heart.

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