KEY SCRIPTURE: John 14:27 ” Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”.
In the last part of our key scripture the Lord said “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”. The Lord knew very well that there would be a lot of situations, and moments that can cause many to be troubled or even afraid.
In John 16:33 the Lord explained that, “these things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulations but be of good cheer I have overcome the world”. In the world there would always be tribulations, Satan the arch enemy of God and his children raises all kinds of attacks against the people of God. The Lord tells us not to be troubled or to be afraid. A good look at the Lord’s statement in John 16:33 reveals something very powerful: He says in Him we shall have peace, but in the world we shall have tribulation. This statement would literally be interpreted that the Lord will always give peace to us whiles the world comes with its tribulations and antagonism.
When does the children of God become troubled and even afraid? When the child of God lose awareness of the presence of God because he or she fails to keep the promises of God at heart. One such promise is Hebrews 13:5&6. Hebrews 13:5-6 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me”.
The Lord is forever with us. He has promised never to leave us. The word used in Hebrews 13:5b is an emphasis. The real wording reads. “I will not in any way fail you nor give up ,nor leave you without support, I will not ,I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless, nor forsake, nor let you down ( relax my hold on you)(Amp Bible). This is a very strong message of assurance and every child of God must meditate on these words, this would make your heart ready to stand with the Lord, no matter the challenge that comes against you.
The other thing to do in that of trial is to confess the promises that the Lord has given us. Hebrews 13:6, says,”…..he has said so that we may boldly say….”Say what the Lord has said boldly.
Do not be worried at whatever come your way. The presence of the Lord will see you through.
I am in Christ, in the world, trouble and challenges may abound but none of these things move me, for I am well secured in the Lord.
Daniel 3:16-17 ” Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.”
Proverbs 3:5 ” Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding”.