John 14:27 (NKJV) Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
I have heard several preachers teach that we have the power to, “let not
our heart be troubled”. The first time I heard this, I gladly received
it as good advice. Then one night as I tried to sleep, I was overwhelmed
with my emotions. I was very upset over something and no matter how
hard I tried, I could not, “let not my heart be troubled”.
I decided to see if there might be a clue to help me with this. I looked up the verse above and read the passage before it. John 14:26
says, “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
things that I said to you.” There it was. The answer I needed; our
helper, the Holy Spirit, will remind us of God’s promises. I was finally
on the road to peace. I simply had to remember the promises of God for
What happened next completely changed my angry emotions to joy and
compassion. I read a devotional, as I typically do in the mornings. This
one covered the exact same situation I was dealing with. It contained a
relevant Scripture that I was familiar with but had not memorized. The
passage fit my circumstances perfectly. I knew the Holy Spirit brought
it to my attention.
If my heart is troubled---I focus on God. I read a devotional, a book or
study my Bible for a word on the situation I am facing. I expect to
find one that talks to me and I always do. Having this experience has
brought me to the peace of God that passes understanding (Philippians 4:7). God is so good!