Jesus Has Told Us Not to be Worried or Afraid (TMF:646)

Peace to Live By: Jesus Has Told Us Not to be Worried or Afraid (TMF:646) - Daniel Litton
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       It is interesting when you read John 14:27 that Jesus tells us not to be troubled, or worried, and not to be afraid, or fear. Remember the famous phrase spoken by President Franklin Roosevelt at his first inaugural address? He said, “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” And really, that statement is true for the Christian. Our peace is not based on our external circumstances that occur in our lives, but our peace is grounded in Jesus. It’s like when Jesus said, “Though the rain comes in torrents, and the floods rise and the storm winds beat against his house, it won’t collapse, for it is built on rock” (Matthew 7:25, TLB). We have a solid foundation in Jesus, one that stands firm in peace no matter what happens in our lives. We can always have peace in the one simple fact that Jesus is always with us. The Bible says that, “For God has said, “I will never, never fail you nor forsake you.” That is why we can say without any doubt or fear, “The Lord is my Helper, and I am not afraid of anything that mere man can do to me.”