After promising us help in the Person of the Helper Jesus also offered us another huge gift. In the last days Jesus told us that men’s hearts would fail them for fear. Trouble and stress on every side as we face life and the result is hearts filled with fear.
Is there some kind of remedy? Yup … peace! Not just any peace, but His peace! He said, “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.” The world likes to sign peace treaties or at least shake hands and agree to stop fighting, but that seldom bring true lasting peace. Deep seated hurt feelings can carry over for many generations and erupt again over another land squabble or treaty dispute. The world offers a semblance of peace, but Jesus offers true peace. He is Jehovah-Shalom (The Lord our Peace) and the Apostle Paul latched onto that reality and said, “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way …” Jesus spoke to the storm one time and said, “Peace be still!”
The wind immediately stopped and the waves settled and there was calm! That’s what He has in mind for your troubled thoughts and fearful heart – CALM! He gives us peace always and in every way. His peace means He’s got it all covered.