March 17, 2024
"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 fear about something. Each of us has some things we doubt. Each of us has looked at a situation we were facing and deemed it impossible and wanted to walk away. Even if we don’t want to admit it, there have been times when we even doubted that the Lord would come and see about us. There have been times when we have been so afraid that we could not get peace about some things, and that is when our fears and doubts really rose to a level 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 may be, 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, remember that The Lord will see you through every trial tribulation you face in your life. The Lord gives you His peace, take hold of it and do not let go, because you will need it to navigate the turbulent 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 of what I may be facing and I know I have His peace and I am confident, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord there are some things that I do not know how they are going to work out, but I do know that you will work them out for my good and your glory. I will not fear or be troubled by what I face, because I have your peace and presence to see me through. 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