Life! Whew…what can I say, it brings curves, twists, and turns you never expected. You might be walking out your journey and suddenly out of nowhere your world turns upside down - someone you dearly love passes away, you lose a job, your house is robbed…LIFE is happening every moment of every day — some good, some bad!
Thankfully those big and sudden occurrences don’t happen to us everyday, but what about your emotions? That’s a daily battle — one minute you’re on top of the world, the next, you’re down and discouraged. Have you ever wished that God could just ZAP the problem you’re facing and make it all better, by having it just disappear? I know I’ve thought that many times! But as I grow daily in my walk with Him, I have discovered that it’s all up to me…it’s my choice, my attitude, and my faith that will help get me through the storms of life. I realize I’m being developed and strengthened in my darkest times — If I won’t give in and coward to the raging winds of life.
How very thankful I am that Jesus said He’s left me (and you) HIS peace, not the world’s peace, which are temporary fixes, but a peace that goes beyond anything I can get from a spa day or shopping spree. Others try to forget by drinking it away or smoking it away, but there is a peace that’s far greater than you can ever comprehend —but YOU have to GO AFTER IT. Psalm 34:14 in the Amplified says, “Seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue (go after) it!” Yes, if God could just zap peace on us it would be wonderful , but it’s something we must pursue, again it goes back to being OUR choice!
The wonderful thing is, Jesus also left us the Holy Spirit to be there for us in any and every situation. I really don’t know what I what do without His presence in my life. John 14:26 (Amplified) says the Holy Spirit is our Comforter, our Counselor, our Helper, our Intercessor, our Advocate, our Strengthener, our Standby! Wow! That’s a whole LOT of power backing you up! He’s everything You need Him to be. He will wipe away the tears and hold you as a Comforter. He will direct you and give you counsel in a tough place. He will help you and encourage you. He will standby your side and make you strong when you thought you would never make it through a situation. He’s also going to the Father in your behalf and backing you up. He may not Zap it all away, but He can be there every step of the way if you let Him. I encourage you now, if you have never been filled with the Holy Spirit, just simply ask Him now to come in you. Read John 14:26 for yourself and see what wonderful benefits you have just now acquired!
Life is not always fun and as we all know, will bring many challenges, but you don’t have to go it alone. I say this all the time, getting in God’s Word, and listening to faith-filled messages is the ONLY way to build yourself up. Don’t lay around moaning about life and stop stressing out with worry, instead, tap into the peace Jesus left you. Rely on the Holy Spirit, and rest in the fact that God’s got you covered! He may not ZAP it away, but He’s always got you covered!
“In Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence.
In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration;
but be of good cheer
[take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]!
For I have overcome the world.
[I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]”
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