“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.” John 16:33 (NIV)
There are many potential threats hanging over us all: the collapse of world-wide economies, dangerous cataclysms beneath the earth’s crust, the crescendo of bad weather, poisons in the water, air and sky, epidemics, illness, famines…the list could go on and on.
Yet, I have a source, you have a source, we all have a source of peace. That peace can be found in the Lord Jesus Christ.
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. John 14:27 (NIV)
God’s presence and his word are always my abiding peace.
To find the Bible references for this post I used Bible Gateway. Bible Gateway is an excellent way to locate a verse in the Bible in a multitude of translations.