What an inspirational verse from John 14! Surely, the peace of Christ is something that He gives us freely, and no one (or no thing) can take it away, – unless we choose to give it away, that is.
There are lots of things that we should let go of as we go through the ups and downs of life, but one thing to definitely hold on each day? The peace of God. After all, once we relinquish the peace of God, then fear and worry move to the forefront of our thinking, and we start to take our focus off of the Lord’s promises:
“I will never leave you or forsake you.”
“I know the plans I have for you.”
“Be anxious for nothing.”
“I am with you always.”
“[You] can do all things through Christ who gives [you] strength.”
Let’s remember to hold our peace today and every day. It’s not always an easy thing to release fear and worry, but when we do and surrender our concerns to God, don’t we inevitably experience a palpable sense of relief? What a blessing it is to remember that God is the One who is firmly in control! Therefore, we can trust His plans, timing, and purposes, and freely enjoy His peace, too.