June 28: Fruit of the Spirit – Peace

Read Psalm 16:1-11

PEACE — I am free from anxiety because things are right between God, myself and others.

No worries because God, the very LORD of all directs all I have, all I do.

LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.

Always before me, and with me, and next to me, the Lord God is in charge.

I will not be shaken.

No fear of what might happen, for my future is secure. The very God, sovereign and almighty, gives me all that I need for every right now, every tomorrow.

Grasped by the very hand that created me and put me where I am, I know I am upheld no matter what. Even when all around me feels crumbly and breaking. Even when all I see falls apart.

I used to pray for peace when circumstances got hard. Please Lord, give my friend peace in the hardship and the difficult. Or God, please, give me Your peace for this seemingly impossible. But the truth is, when I asked the very God of life to rule mine, He gave it to me. The truth is, I already have peace. The truth is, because of Jesus Christ, because He died in my place and gave His blood for my righteousness, He gave me His peace, real peace. The truth is, when Jesus Christ conquered death and sin on that cross those many years ago, He secured our peace, for everyone who calls Him Lord and trust Him as such. Through Jesus Christ, God gave us right-standing with Himself.. He made everything right that was important — He gave us wholeness, security, true and real life without reason for worry.

And that wholeness is really all we need for standing unshaken. The wholeness of God, the kind that He gave us through Jesus Christ, secures our standing, secures our feet, secures our hearts so that when all around us quakes and crumbles, we still stand. Whole and unbroken in Him.

brw

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