#FEARLESS365 is a yearlong study of God’s commandment to us to live without fear. For 365 days, we will focus on one scripture and volunteers from all over the world will share their personal thoughts and what God has shared with them on the specific verse. For more info… go here.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
When I first read the verse, John 14:27: peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. I felt such a since of comfort. I loved the way He says, I do not give you as the world gives. Like wow! That is such a wake-up call especially in the society we live in, we are all so guarded and don’t want to be hurt. But, God tells us that He is not of the world, He does not do what the world does. He will not leave you and dump you, but instead He stays with you and gives you comfort and peace. It is almost like He is reminding us of who He is and how much better He is than the world is not arrogantly, but comforting. He’s saying like hey I’ve got them so you can keep on living and live with peace because I am not from the world and I will not leave you.
I struggle a lot with trusting God, I know it sounds silly, but sometimes I feel so insignificant so why would the Creator of the world care so much about me and this verse just humbled me He is not of this world, y’all, He is better than that. He gives us peace because of that. I am a control freak and because of that I don’t give my struggles to God. I think I can handle this God can handle that kid over there, I don’t need Him to do this. But, then something major happens or I struggle and struggle and I forget to look up and instead I look let and right, the world, for help and guidance and I never get long lasting peace from that. But, when I look up I feel like I am being wrapped in love and comfort. I am at peace.
I’ve not thought much about this verse, I think I have maybe heard this verse a few times, but after this I see this verse in a whole new light. This verse was perfect for the season of life that I am in right now. God was totally using this to remind me that He is where my peace comes from and I don’t need to be afraid because He has got it covered.
Rebekah Kish is a full time student who lives in Houston, Texas. She is obsessed with all things coffee, and will latterly drink ice coffee on winter days. Although winter days typically mean 50’s in Texas.