Chapter-a-Day John 16

PeaceI’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. John 16:33a (TM)

Several years ago my sister was diagnosed with cancer. Our family had not, fortunately, had to deal much with cancer so it came as quite a shock. I remember back to that time and when I heard the news I was filled with peace. It was inexplicable. In fact, as she started chemo and radiation treatments, as her hair began to fall out, as the family grappled with all the "what ifs" – I had an unshakable, deep assurance that she was going to be okay. This peace had nothing to do with me. It was a peace given to me and that is the only way I can explain it.

Need peace? Just remember the words Jesus uttered just moments before he said the ones above:

"This is what I want you to do: Ask the Father for whatever is in keeping with the things I’ve revealed to you. Ask in my name, according to my will, and he’ll most certainly give it to you. Your joy will be a river overflowing its banks!"

By the way, my sister is fine!

Peace,
Tom

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day John 16”

  1. 23-24″This is what I want you to do: Ask the Father for whatever is in keeping with the things I’ve revealed to you. Ask in my name, according to my will, and he’ll most certainly give it to you. Your joy will be a river overflowing its banks!
    He will most certainly give it to you…….It sounds so simple, yet the key is “according to God’s will”…not mine. If we request what is in God’s will it will most certainly be given to us. That is amazing! Am I seeking God’s will?

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