God does not want us to remain who we naturally are. He wants the position of our heart moved. He wants it shifted to the right.
When negative thoughts arise, let reflection on the love of the Lord Jesus Christ sweep them away!
While wallowing in worries about things that have not yet happened, I may be oblivious to a wonderful moment occurring right in front of me.
John’s response is powerful and thoughtful. Perhaps, though, there is an equally powerful lesson hidden within his initial response
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Jesus desires our spiritual success so much that he gave his life for us. He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him.
Our trust is in our “forever” Lord and in our “everlasting” rock.
This is a time of plentiful opportunities to share the love of Christ with others.
Perfect peace is simply a product of putting one’s trust in God—full stop.
It’s so hard to guard our hearts when the things we want most in life feel just out of reach.