I admit I am quite troubled by what is going on in the world. When I talked with Pierre recently, he referred to what is happening between the US and China as a crisis, which is adversely affecting the economy in his part of Africa. I did not know this, but it now troubles me for the people I know there.
Then there is what is happening with the Kurds in Syria, the internal issues in NW China with imprisoned minorities, the unrest in Hong Kong and the political issues within the US. All of these have an impact on my “peace” or really, lack of it.
The last few days I have spent some time reflecting on Jesus’ words:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27)
Perhaps you are like me and need to back up and take some time to calm down, gain perspective from Jesus’ point of view and trust Him that, as the King of Kings, He really will come again to set things straight. In the meantime, His words bring comfort to me.
List some of the things causing you anxiety. Take moment to reflect on Jesus’ words.
Maranatha (Come, Lord Jesus)