That Kind of Peace

Author: Emily Acker — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: May 12, 2020

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That Kind of Peace

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could push away everything stressing you out and just experience peace? Life is hard in this broken world; there’s always something to keep you up at night. Wouldn’t it be great to be free from the worry and experience true peace? Jesus came to bring that kind of peace. Before His crucifixion, Jesus promised His peace to His disciples, a deep peace—a rest in knowing we are no longer at war with God (John 14:27; Romans 5:1). Jesus gives this true peace to all those who follow Him. If you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you have Someone on your side who not only gave His life for you but also gives you access to a special kind of peace. Peace rooted in His presence with you (Matthew 28:20). Peace rooted in the rest you have in Christ (Matthew 11:28-30). Peace rooted in His unconditional love for you, shown on the cross (John 3:16). Peace rooted in His promise to make all things new (Revelation 21:1-5). Peace in knowing you can come to Jesus with anything you’re facing (Hebrews 4:14-16). As you wait to see Jesus face-to-face, you will still be tempted to worry. But, if you know Him, you can run to Him with your worries, resting secure in His love and promises even when you’re scared. • Emily Acker • What keeps you up at night? Have you brought those worries to God? • Are you feeling anxious? Worry and clinical anxiety are different issues. Clinical anxiety is a mental health issue. Worry is a non-medical issue. If you struggle with anxiety, who are people in your life you can reach out to? • If you need someone to talk to, you can set up an appointment for a one-time complimentary phone consultation with a Christian counselor through the Focus on the Family Counseling Service. In the United States, call 1-855-771-HELP (4357) weekdays 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) to set up an appointment. In Canada, book your appointment by calling 1-800-661-9800 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) and ask to speak with the care associate. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 (NIV)


Read Verses:

John 14:27; Hebrews 4:14-16; 1 Peter 5:7