John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. ~ I am so thankful for the peace of God. Growing up and even into my thirties, I was dominated by fear. I hated being by myself, I was afraid of the dark, afraid to be alone, and was filled with insecurities. The depth of fear that I was in was paralyzing. There were times where I was so afraid that I couldn’t move, I could feel my heartbeat pounding in my head. But Hallelujah, Jesus set me free! I am so thankful that perfect love casts out fear!
After years of using faith and battling fear, God has brought me into peace and freedom in Christ. I am no longer afraid, no longer filled insecurities, but am confident in who I am in Christ. Sometimes I look at the freedom of life and peace that God has given me and am amazed at how far he’s brought me. I used to hate being alone by myself but now I travel half way around the world by myself without fear or reservation.
I wouldn’t trade the peace of God for anything! When fear tries to rise up in a situation, recall the faithfulness and love of God and allow him to keep your mind. Refuse to give place to the devil. Refuse to allow fear to take root in your heart and still your peace and confidence. Thank you God for your peace!