June 19, 2023

Bob Maas
"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

Before I started following Jesus, worry seemed to be a form of responsibility. If something bad was happening and I identified with its pain, I became one of the characters in the drama.

When I started trusting the Lord with my life and began learning about His ways, it became evident that anxiety and fear were the opposite of the peace and joy I discovered in His kingdom.

Now, I am able to turn every one of my problems over to Him and confidently trust Him to give me a solution. My responsibility is to abide in the awareness of His presence and live in peace and harmony with God.

I pray that in the face of every dilemma He will help me patiently wait for His illumination.