April 17, 2020
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.”
The verse above was spoken by Jesus during a time of great hardship, when the Jewish people were living under the strict Roman Empire and when the hearts of many people were far away from God. If Jesus could offer his peace, then he can surely offer it to us now.
Because Jesus has also given us his peace, we have good reasons to be hopeful and optimistic about our lives during this time. Jesus is doing some amazing things in our midst. His Spirit is at work, making people aware of their sin and brokenness, and helping them see the wonderful gift of hope and eternal life that can only be found in Jesus Christ.
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 to be hopeful and to trust in your love more and more. I lift up to you all those who are living in fear and anxiety, that your blessed word, would lead them to know your peace. In Jesus’ holy name, I pray. Amen