Today You Can Have Peace

John 16:33 NLT  I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me.  Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.  But take heart, because I have overcome the world. 

The “Why Me” syndrome. 

It is universal, natural, and easy to fall prey to. 

Often when we walk through something that discourages us- the first thing we ask is “Why me?” It is really an odd thing that we grow up thinking life should be fair.  And by that, we usually mean- good to us. 

Is it universal?  I think the desire for life to be good to us is universal.  Some people in horrific situations like war and occupation and abuse- may resign themselves that this is just how life is; yet, deep inside of them is most likely a hungering for a better life.  The Bible is clear in Jesus’ statement above.  There will be tough times in this life. 

Each of us will have and know sorrow. 

It can be easy to look at other people and think: “their life is good. “They” never have known anything tough. It isn’t fair.”

But EACH of us will have difficulties. 

What is tough for one person may not be for another– but there will always be something in each person’s life that will be unpleasant to deal with. 

Lift your voice up.  Ask God for His peace and strength to see you through. 

2 Thessalonians 3:16
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

Isaiah 26:3
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Philippians 4:6
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

By the way…above I encouraged us to “ask” God for His peace. But I believe we already have it. I have come to that through reading the scriptures. So now, I actually ask “to experience the peace You (God) have given me.”

Until Next Time~
Blessings, Kate

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  1. Thank you Kate for your encouragement! Especially as Christians, we need to let go of the “why me” syndrome and accept that this broken earthly life has troubles. Yet, as you beautifully reminded us, God is with us through it all and promises His peace despite our circumstances. There is a humble posture of us learning how to choose to live in God’s joy and peace regardless of what sorrow we are experiencing. Blessings to you my friend! 😘

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