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December 2, 2021: The Power of Peace

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” (John 14:27, ESV).

Why do we need peace? Better yet, why do we need God’s peace, and how is God’s peace better than the world’s? God gives us a kind of peace that the world cannot give. A kind of peace that takes away fear. One that is stronger than the world itself.

When we are stressed or scared, we often wish for a calm feeling of peace to comfort us. Sometimes we have stressful days, and other times we have to face very hard decisions. God can take away those fears! All we have to do is ask Him.

God will give us peace so we don’t have to be afraid of whatever we are dealing with. Our problems may seem big, but God is greater than those problems.

Sometimes it is very hard to feel peace with all the trials and tribulations of this earth. However, even though there is all this darkness, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Jesus tells us in John 16:33, “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” (NIV). The world may scare us, but God is the One who is ultimately in control.

Lord, thank You for being the One in control of our world. Thank You for the peace You give and the promises we can claim in Your Word. Help us to trust You in every situation. Amen.

Kaley Walls is a seventh-grader at Vienna Adventist Academy in Virginia.