As followers of Christ, there are many things that distinguish us from non-believers. Our definition of love, our reliance on God, our unfaltering hope even in the worst of situations, our
faith that ultimately, all will end well. But being a Christian doesn't shield us from having problems in life. Like all humans living in a fallen world, we will have our fair share of
hardships and sorrows. And yet, even in this regard we have something that distinguishes us from everyone else: that the peace of Christ will be with us, even in the midst of our most
difficult moments. In John 16:33, Jesus says, "I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have
overcome the world."
Jesus doesn't promise us that we won't have problems if we believe in him. He doesn't promise us that our circumstances will always be perfect. But he does promise us that his peace will
accompany us even in the valleys of our life.
Are you facing a difficulty at this moment? Don't be discouraged and don't despair! Give it all to our Lord, who is ready to take all of your problems and give you his peace instead.
Pray: Dear Father in Heaven, you promised that you are strongest when I am weak. You have promised to give me peace in the midst of the storm. Please give me the wisdom to
understand that your plans for me are good, and the peace in knowing that you will fight all the battles before me. Whenever worry and restlessness creep into my soul, please let me seek your
comfort and peace. In Jesus' holy name I pray. Amen.