“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 two things that we must remember about peace. First, peace is available to you now. It doesn’t matter what you are going through or the trouble you are facing. Peace is available to you in Jesus. Second, peace is directly connected to what you know. Jesus tells us that He has already overcome the world. So, if Jesus has already overcome the world (and you are on His team), then you also have victory in your life.
How do you access the peace that Jesus mentioned? You access this peace by reminding yourself about what God said about you in the Bible. How will you know what God said about you? By reading the Bible daily. Don’t wait for calamity to strike before you begin seeking God. Seek Him first, have confidence in His Word (what the Bible is telling you), and you will have peace in the midst of trouble. Make the decision in 2017 to read the Bible daily. Click here to view a simple Bible reading plan.