The Victorious Man is at Peace with Himself
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 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 14:26-27
Once or twice, I slept outside in the cold. There was no peace. I tossed and turned. I was floating in that place where I wasn’t quite awake but never fully satisfied. Another time, I made a mistake and packed my backpack too heavy. Too late to turn back – no adjustment to the straps worked to lighten the load and I had to keep walking. There was no peace. There was a time when I obsessed about what others thought of me. There was no peace. Living solely for the opinions of men is like drinking salt water; you drink and drink only to get more thirsty.
When I was saved I found true peace that warms the cold from the inside. I gave the backpack to Jesus; he says he’ll carry it and he means it. When I was saved, I drank living water: the blood of Christ.
Peace is the victorious man’s reward and the result of God’s presence in a person’s life because God is the source of peace itself (Psalm 85:8). His Christ is the Prince of Peace itself. Isaiah 9:6
The victorious man is in possession of the “Shalom” (Hebrew) or “Erienne” (Greek) of God. These words mean “peace”, which is the opposite of fear. Romans 5:1 says, “Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” In victory through our relationship with Christ, we have peace with God and we are friends with God. He made us His children.
DAILY BATTLE ORDER: Let it go – that burden in your heart. Give it over to Jesus Christ. Say: Father, I give this anxiety over to you. Only you can complete me. Carry this load for me. Your will, not mine. Then – sit back…keep praying…and see what happens.