“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to 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
Our Savior is never far from us. While we cannot avoid life’s trials, we can take comfort in knowing Someone is there to Guide us through difficult times. As the notes on John 14:27 in the Life Application Study Bible (Tyndale House Publishers Inc and Zondervan, 2005) counsel: “Sin, fear, uncertainty, doubt and numerous other forces are at war within us. The peace of God moves into our hearts and lives to restrain these hostile forces and offer comfort in place of conflict. Jesus says He will give us that peace if we are willing to accept it from Him. If your life is full of stress, allow the Holy Spirit to fill you with Christ’s peace.”
May the Lord’s peace be with you today.
Note: Today’s Daily Inspiration comes from the Life Application Study Bible, NIV (Tryndale House Publishers Inc and Zondervan).
“The Lord said to Job:
“Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct Him?
Let him who accuses God answer Him!”
The Job answered the Lord:
“I am unworthy – how can I reply to You?
I put my hand over my mouth.
I spoke once, but I have no answer –
twice, but I will say no more.” Job 40: 1-5
How do you contend with or accuse Almighty God? Do you demand answers when things don’t go your way, you lose a job, someone close to you gets ill or dies, finances are tight, you fail or unexpected changes occur? The next time you are tempted to complain to God, consider how much He loves you. And remember Job’s reaction when he had his chance to speak. Are you worse off than Job or more righteous than he? Give God a chance to reveal his greater purposes for you, but remember that they may unfold over the course of your life and not at the moment you desire. Life Application Study Bible, Chapter Notes 40: 2-5
Lord, when I begin to lean to my limited understanding, when things don’t go my way, when I want to lash out at everyone and everything, I will remember Your love for me and remain expectant of the greater things You have in store for me.