These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world – John 16:33
The world is full of suffering and broken humanity. World leaders are perplexed and at their wits’ end because they’ve employed so many strategies to solve the world’s problems, but things just aren’t working the way they expect. If only they knew that the peace of this world is Christ. Until Christ is received, there’ll be no true peace in the world or in the hearts of men. Jesus said, “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” (John 14:27).
The world can offer some measure of peace, but Jesus said the peace He gives is different from that which the world gives. For example, the world provides amenities for health. Medical doctors try to treat people of certain ailments, but the Word gives something better: healing and health. Medicine may even sometimes try to heal, but only God’s Word makes people whole with complete restoration.
Only Christ can give the kind of peace that man needs, and that’s the peace that lasts. Happy are you if Christ is in you, for He’s your peace! That means you’re riding with the One who was unruffled when the winds became boisterous waves that billowed into the boat to sink it (Mark 4:37-41). In fact, He was sleeping, when the scared disciples woke Him up and said, “Master, don’t you care that we perish?” All He did was to say in one breath, “Peace, be still,” and there was a great calm.
Then, turning to the disciples, He said, “How come you don’t have any faith?” In other words, “Why are you afraid? I’m here with you.” The Lord will calm the storm in your business, marriage, family or job, if you have Him in your “boat.” He’ll cruise you through life gloriously in peace and triumph.
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Confession (Faith’s Proclamation)
I refuse to fear! For greater is He that is in me, than he that’s in the world. No matter how hard the waves rage or how strong the winds are, I’m unruffled because I dwell in the secret place of the most high, and abide under the shadow of the almighty. Christ, the Rock of Ages, is my peace.
Further Study: Acts 10:36 (AMP) ; Philippians 4:6-7