Stand Strong In The Place Of Peace
We all have times when people or circumstances come against us ─ times when we feel cheated, mistreated, wronged or taken advantage of. Maybe you’re facing a difficulty today and you’re not exactly sure how to handle it. If we look to the Word of God, we see that Jesus set a powerful example for us to follow. He was the King of kings and the Lord of lords in human form! He carried all the power in heaven and earth inside of Him. Yet, when He was about to go to the cross, when the people were mocking Him, ridiculing Him, persecuting Him and lying about Him, He didn’t try to defend Himself. He didn’t try to set the record straight. Do you know what He did? He just rested in the place of peace. He rested in who He was. He stood strong knowing that God, His Father, would deliver Him, and He would have victory in the end.
When things aren’t going right or you feel like you’re being treated unfairly, you can do what Jesus did and stand strong in the place of peace. You can find security knowing that you are a child of the Most High God, and He promises to deliver you. Remember this: Jesus said, “Peace be with you.” He also said, “My peace I leave with you.”
God has given us peace. Hold on to that peace because nothing can take it from you unless you give it away. Don’t let offense creep in and steal peace. Offense is a liar. It will steal from you and drag you down. It will erode your self-esteem and rob you of everything that Jesus has already done for you. Instead, find confidence in knowing who you are in Jesus Christ. Because He died, you can live in power. Because of what He went through, you get all the rewards—you get the peace, the power, the strength and the anointing to overcome every obstacle you will ever face.
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let you heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. (John 14:27, NASB)