In Me You May Have Peace!

It is natural for each of us to want every day to be a good day. It is natural to want health, harmony, and happiness. Life does have many good days; however, there are also some days that aren’t so good. Christians get sick. Christians struggle. Christians suffer. Yes, it’s true that Jesus told us, “In this world you will have trouble.” But that’s not the end of the story. He went on to say, “But take heart! I have overcome the world.” In other words of you’re a believer, even though we will face difficult times before we get to heaven, we should be encouraged by the fact that our union with Christ will enable us to overcome whatever comes our way. The Lord has given us the privilege of prayer, and the power of His promises, along with a host of other resources, to help us face our troubles with hope in our hearts. Let’s make the most of these heavenly resources, so that we may be a beacon a hope to others, and become all God created us to be! 

 “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and tribulations. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 

 

 

What things had Jesus told His disciples? He had told them about the dark times that were ahead. He had told them about His crucifixion and going away. He had told them that there would times when they might feel abandoned by Him. He had told them about their own suffering. He had told them about the hard times in life. But He had also told them that He would always be with them. He had told them about how the Holy Spirit would live within each of them to comfort and to guide. He had told them that He be preparing a special place in heaven, just for them. He had told them that He would one day come again and take them from this difficult world. He had told them that He had a special plan for how He would use them to bring glory to the Father. He had told them that even though life might sometimes look bleak, there is always hope. He had told them that their suffering was only for a season and that in the end they would share with Him in His victory.

 

Jesus did not hide from them the fact that they would suffer. He warned them about the realities of life. But He also promised them peace in the midst of pain. “You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace.” The peace Christ promised them would not come because there would be no problems. The peace Christ promised them would come because they had confidence that He was in control.

 

Perhaps you are currently going through a difficult time in your life. Perhaps it seems as though all peace has been taken out of your life. I will not be so foolish as to tell you to forget your problems. But I will encourage you to not forget the promises of Christ and to daily draw your strength from Him. Jesus has told us that He will never leave us nor forsake us, and that His grace will always be sufficient for our every need.

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About Jesus is a safe harbor

I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God!
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One Response to In Me You May Have Peace!

  1. THANKS, awesome art work!

    Today’s message REALLY hits Me hard.

    Yesterday I was told that my former pastor and friend, not only has prostate cancer but bone cancer as well.

    This morning after Mass I found out that another friend lost her husband last night,

    The SUM of this is to renew my confidence that God remains in charge and that LIFE, even for; perhaps, even especially for Practicing Catholics & Christians is truly God’s “Life-TEST” for each of us.
    AMEN!

    Continued Blessings my friend

    Patrick

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