And, yes, I have another excerpt for you from Oswald Chambers’ “My Utmost For His Highest” which can be found at http://utmost.org/are-you-ever-troubled/ , along with his other 364 daily devotionals.
As usual, editing and emphasis will be mine throughout….we begin:
” Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you….John 14:27
….when we are awakened to the realities of life, true inner peace is IMPOSSIBLE unless it is received from Jesus.
Are you severely troubled right now? Are you afraid and confused by the waves and the turbulence God sovereignly allows to enter your life?
Have you left no stone of your faith unturned, yet still not found any well of peace, joy, or comfort? Does your life seem completely barren to you?
THEN LOOK UP AND RECEIVE THE QUIET CONTENTMENT OF THE LORD JESUS.
If you are NOT right with God, you can NEVER turn your mind anywhere but on yourself. Allowing ANYTHING to hide the face of Jesus Christ from you either causes you to become troubled or gives you a false sense of security.
….if you only try to worry your way out of the problem, you destroy His effectiveness in you, and you deserve whatever you get. We become troubled because we have not been taking Him into account.
When a person confers with Jesus Christ, the confusion stops, because there is no confusion in Him. Lay EVERYTHING out before Him, and when you are faced with difficulty, bereavement, and sorrow, listen to Him say, “LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED….John 14:27,”
Until later, in Him.