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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

Truth Verse
“The Lord is with me; I will  not be afraid.”  — Psalm 118:6

Peace is trusting God to take care of us when we feel worried or fearful. Have you ever been afraid of the dark or a bad storm? Has someone you cared about been very sick? No matter what scary or bad thing we’re facing, God can give us peace.

Where does peace begin? True peace begins when we ask Jesus into our lives. Romans 5:1 tells us that “since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” God wants us to have peace in all areas of our lives. He will always be with us, and He is bigger and more powerful than what scares or worries us.

Here are three things we should do when we need God’s peace: 

1. Pray. Philippians 4:6,7 tells us to take everything to God in prayer, and God will give us peace. We can ask for peace as often as we need to and trust God to help.

2. Trust God. Read Mark 4:35-41. In this story, Jesus immediately calms the storm for His fearful disciples. But God doesn’t always do that. Sometimes He gives us peace and strength to trust in Him — even when He doesn’t immediately remove the cause of our fear.

3. Ask others for help. It’s OK to tell other people when we’re afraid and ask them to help us.

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