“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)
Satan’s temporary fix for stress is illicit drugs and immoral activities, but in Jesus peace is an eternal contentment. It’s human nature to seek an escape from the discomfort of problems, but running and hiding doesn’t resolve them. Only by clinging to the cross of Christ can we find strength to cope and hope for managing the stress of our lives.
The follower of Christ knows contentment in having faith in the Lord. We may not be able to explain it, but as we live close to the Lord there is less to fear and stress over because He right beside us and that means His peace goes with us.
Let’s pray today that we may run to Jesus in prayer as situations of life cripple our plans.