Troubled and Afraid
Troubled and Afraid
Do you have a troubled heart?
Do you have a heart that anticipates wrong?
Are you guarding your heart? Jesus gives us a Kingdom secret: guarding your heart will bring you Peace.
This is Jesus speaking to you in John 14:27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled nor afraid.
Peace is a gift the Lord wants to give you. HIS Peace is total forgiveness of all sin. You have been healed from all disease and you have been restored, reconciled and made righteous through the complete finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. This Peace is the medicine for a troubled, worried and fearful heart. Is it more important to guard your possessions or your heart? What are you guarding?
Are you guarding your health, position, reputation, relationships, money, possessions, house, 401-K, family and job?
Jesus is telling you to guard your heart against being troubled or afraid. What happens when your heart is troubled and afraid? Your focus is on the circumstance rather than the complete sufficiency of your LORD Jesus Christ. Jesus’ death and resurrection was to give you a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. A troubled heart is filled with fear thus not operating in the power of the Holy Spirit. It is like a car without gas.
The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Changing your focus to your new identity in Christ knowing the love God has for you through HIS Son Jesus Christ brings Shalom Peace.
You can rest in the Peace that Jesus paid the price for ALL your sin past, present and future. HE is continually washing you with HIS Word. Know that you can enter into HIS PRESENCE because of what JESUS CHRIST did, not because of what you do. God looks at Jesus as the perfect sacrifice, not you and your performance. You are totally accepted by God because of Jesus Christ.
Jesus took all your sin and gave you HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS. A gift has to be received. This is why your heart does not need to be troubled or afraid. If you have received the Gift of Righteousness then Jesus took all your sins and has made you righteous. HE did this to redeem mankind so that HE would have more children in eternity. God loved you enough to have Jesus be the perfect sacrifice to reconcile you to HIMSELF.
You can rest that God is your Peace in the midst of your circumstance, situation or problem. HIS PERFECT PEACE transcends all understanding which will guard your heart in Christ Jesus.
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