Today’s devotion is based on John 14:27, “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.”
Jesus spoke the verse above during a time of great hardship. The Jewish people were living under the strict Roman Empire, and the hearts of many people were far away from God. If Jesus could give his peace to them in their terrible existence, then he can surely offer it to you now.
Because Jesus has also given you his peace, you have good reasons to be hopeful and optimistic about your life during this time. His peace transcends any trouble you might be having, for his peace is eternal.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Lord Jesus, ruler of all the universe, open my heart and mind to accept your peace. Help me be hopeful and trust in your love more and more. I pray for all those living in fear and anxiety that your holy word would lead them to know your peace. In Jesus’ holy name, I pray. Amen