December 06, 2023
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.: John 14:27
Each of us has some fears about something, and we have our fair share of doubts. Each of us have looked at a situation and deemed it impossible and wanted to walk away. There have been times when we even doubted that The Lord would come and see about us, as we went through our trials and tribulations. There have been times when we were so afraid that we could not get peace, and that is when our fears and doubts really rose to a place where we did not know what to do. It is in these times we should seek The Lord and remember that no matter how difficult the situation, The Lord will give us His peace. The Scripture reminds us that, His peace He leaves with us, His peace He gives to us: not as the world gives does He give it to us. Let not our hearts be troubled neither let it be afraid. I encourage you today to not allow your heart to be troubled or afraid, The Lord knows and sees what you are going through, and He will give you peace through it all. The Lord has promised to give you His peace, not as the world gives it mixed with chaos and doubt, but His peace that will rid your heart of fear and doubt. Do not allow your heart to be troubled by what you are facing now but remember that the Lord will see you through everything. The Lord gives you His peace, take hold of it and do not let go, because you will need it to navigate the waters ahead of you. I thank God for His peace that He gives to me, and He leaves with me, because I know if it has not been for His peace, I would have given up a long time ago. Since I will not allow my heart to be trouble because I know I have His peace, I am confident, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord there Is not a minute of a day that I do not need and want your peace. Thank you for giving it to me and leaving it with me so that I can navigate the waters of life, remembering that you are with me, and knowing that you are with me is what gives me the most peace. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.
Be Inspired, Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY