“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have perfect peace and confidence”
When we attended school many lessons were taught by repetition. Whether it was spelling, multiplication tables or bible verses the goal was to remember them. Jesus used repetition as well. He repeated truths because He wanted us to remember them.
Today’s verse reminds us about the truth of peace & confidence. The world is a place of tribulation, trials, distress and frustration. Jesus restored peace by conquering the world and depriving it of any power to harm us. We have absolute right to this peace every day. When we have peace we can have confidence.
Jesus passed on His peace to us as an inheritance. When we inherit peace from Jesus our life becomes very different. Not only do the tribulation, trials, distress and frustration abate but also we inherit a life filled with cheer, courage and confidence. Peace is a powerful & vital part of our inheritance so lets receive it, accept it and activate it so we never forget it.
This week lets actively receive peace as our inheritance. If any tribulation, trial, distress or frustration attacks lets stop for a moment, take a long deep breath, then consider the perfect peace that Jesus has provided. Do not accept turmoil in your life. Let peace reign instead. The more peace we receive, the better our future will become & the greater our confidence will be.