#WISDOMWEEKEND | John 14:27

For the months of March and April, Defying Shadows will be dedicating their weekends to sharing Wisdom from the Bible! Be on the lookout for some great posts from some great guest posters, past and new! Today, I will be sharing my thoughts on John 14:27. ~Nichole

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27 (NKJV)

 I have sat down to write this blog post many times over the past few weeks. The words have been so hard to write, and that’s not something I usually struggle with. But this is different. This verse is so powerful and as I read it there are so many things that jump into my mind.

“My Peace I give to you.”

God is giving us the peace that He experiences. What an Amazing Gift! But what is the peace that God has. Philippians 4:7 says “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” NKJV. Maybe that’s why this was so hard to write about. Trying to explain what peace of God is like is… well, impossible. It surpasses all our understandings of what peace may be. But God gives us that peace.

“Not as the world gives do I give to you.”

This got me thinking about what I know to be peace. Peace for me is being free of worry or anxiety. Free from stress and conflict. Peace is a hot cup of coffee and a good book. But the true moments of peace that I have felt where kneeling before the cross, praying and worshiping my Lord and Saviour. The world cannot give me that peace. Only God can give me that peace.

“Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

This is so much easier said then done. My heart can become troubled daily if I am not careful. Worry and anxiety can fill my body and I become nothing more than a pile of fear. But with the peace that God gives me, all those things fade away. And all it takes is a deep breath, a bowed head and three humbling words, “Lord, help me.”

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27 (NKJV)

I am so thankful for the gift of peace that God has given me. Life would not be the same without it. Today take a chance to sit in the silence and pray. Worship God and give yourself to Him. Ask God to give you His peace. And let me know how it goes in the comments below.

Love,

Nichole

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