JOHN 14:27

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14:27 (NKJV)

Suggested reading: John 14:25-29

Peace. It seems like such a difficult thing to obtain, especially if you are brokenhearted. Jesus knew that the disciples were not at peace, facing the reality of Jesus not being with them. Their hearts must have been breaking. They were surely afraid of what would happen to them without Jesus around. Jesus knew that. He knows the pain and fear in our hearts as well.

When we go through times in our lives that cause pain in our hearts and spirits, we must cling to Jesus and His promises stronger than ever. The emotional and spiritual pain that we experience is real and can lead to physical problems. To avoid that from happening, we should think about what Jesus said and ask Him to fill us with His peace instead. That can seem impossible when something or someone has broken our hearts into a million pieces. However, it is possible, or Jesus would not have said it.

Jesus also told the disciples not to let their hearts be troubled and not to let their hearts be afraid. Experiencing fear is common when we go through a painful and traumatic situation. Ask Jesus to begin releasing the pain and trauma from your heart and spirit.  As Jesus releases the emotional and spiritual pain, the fear will leave as well. Give Him the time needed to heal your broken heart. Healing takes time. Keep your eyes on Jesus during the healing process, and you will receive His promised peace.

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