The Bible says in John 14:27 “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.” (GNT) The peace that Jesus gives us is not the peace of this world. Jesus brings peace, which when we bend our hearts toward him, He can keep our hearts from being troubled and afraid. It is a supernatural peace that psychologists and psychiatrists cannot offer, that drugs cannot provide.
Here’s what to do if you are feeling discouraged and have lost hope. Don’t go home and turn on the television. Instead, spend time in God’s Word. “Listen to Dr. Luke instead of Dr. Phil. God’s Word has the power to change your life. It has God’s power in it. Nothing else does. The Bible will give you the ‘real stuff’ – true encouragement.”
“You will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You.” – (Isaiah 26:3)
Copyright 2017 by Bill Hutzel
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 Rick Warren, “When You’re Down, The Bible Lifts You Up” from Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope, February 11, 2017
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