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Peace I Leave With You

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What is it that you are afraid of? For some it is a person or maybe an event that you are anticipating happening. Many people have a fear of being exposed of the things that they are hiding. Others have control issues and are afraid everything is not going to go the way they plan. Some folks are afraid of being alone.

I have fallen prey to all of these tactics of the enemy and still deal with many of them from time to time. The one thing that always comforts me when these thoughts come to me, is the Word of God that has been placed in my heart. Did you know that there are over 365 scriptures in the Bible that reference not to fear? Now tell me that God was not there for you at the last instance you were exposed to fear. He knew we were going to have issues in this area or He wouldn’t have made so may reference in the Bible.

One thing is for sure, if you believe every word in the Bible is total truth, you have no reason to fear any person, thing, or situation. Jesus tells us in John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” I take Him at His Word. If you read the scriptures before this passage you will find that the Holy Spirit is there at all times to comfort us and remind us of His Word.

So, whatever it is that is digging at you today. As Taylor Swift says: shake it off! There is nothing that is going to take God by surprise. Live like it is your last day and do not be afraid of anything. Only God has control of your soul if you believe in Jesus. If this is your last day and you believe, things are fixing to get really good.

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