“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
Friend, are you feeling worried or stressed about something? Or may it be that you are feeling okay yet have an unsettling feeling within your heart?
With what’s going on in the world today, there is reason to feel worried and stressed at times. It seems as if a culture of un-peacefulness has permeated the world and societies and it is the norm to have anxieties toward things such as: the unknown future, new ways of life, delayed dreams and promises, government, coronavirus, fear of sickness and death, loss of employment, financial security, relationships, safety, and our children’s future. It is true that we have to accept that life will never be the same again.
- When you feel stressed, who do you turn to or what do you turn to?
The Bible says in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
The Bible says in this verse that Jesus is inviting all of us to come to Him when we feel stressed and He can give us rest for our soul. Our soul is our mind, will, and emotions. When we feel stressed, we can go to Jesus. When we come to Jesus, He can give us His peace to fill our hearts, that is unlike the peace we can get from this world, and Jesus’ peace will take away our worries and fears (John 14:27). The Bible says Jesus is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
- Would you like the peace of Jesus to fill your heart today?
The word for peace in Hmong is “kev thaj yeeb” (Pronounced: khay-tah-ying) or peacefulness or happy is “kaj siab” (Pronounced: kah-shia).
True peace that touches our soul can only come from a relationship with Jesus.
How to have a relationship with Jesus:
The Bible says in Romans 10:9, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” If you would like to receive the peace of Jesus through a relationship with Jesus, you can pray this prayer below, and make sure you get connected to a Bible-based church to help you walk out and grow in your relationship with Jesus. May God richly bless you!
Prayer to Receive Jesus:
Dear Lord Jesus, I believe in my heart that you died on the cross for my sins and rose on the third day. Thank you for your cross. Please forgive me for my sins. I repent or turn away from my sins and receive you Jesus as my God, Lord and Savior of my life. Jesus I invite you to come into my heart. Help me Holy Spirit to know Jesus more and help me to live my life for Jesus. In Jesus’ mighty Name I pray, Amen.
As you follow Jesus, the Bible says in Philippians 4:6-7 that you can daily give Jesus your worries and as a result, the peace of God will guard your hearts and minds: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”