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Q:

People talk about having God's peace in their hearts, but does this mean that if you're a real Christian you'll never worry about anything? I must not be a very good Christian then, because I can't help but worry about everything.


A:

When we turn in faith to Christ and trust Him alone for our salvation, something incredible happens: we now have peace with God. The warfare between us and God is over! The Bible says, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).

But does this mean we’ll never again worry or be anxious about anything? It ought to — but in reality it doesn’t, as we all know. We’re still human, and because we don’t know what the future holds, worry — like an unfriendly dog — keeps nipping away at us. But this doesn’t mean God has abandoned us, or that we no longer belong to Him. We are still His children if we know Christ, and nothing can ever change that.

But God doesn’t want us to be slaves to our worries! Instead, He wants us to have peace in our hearts — and this is possible as we learn to trust the future into His hands. We don’t know the future — but God does. And when we trust Him for the future, His peace becomes a reality in our hearts. The Bible says, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

Thank God for His love for you every day, for His love never changes. But thank Him most of all that no matter what happens you don’t need to fear the future, because you are safely in His hands forever.

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7 Comments

  1. AYENI ADEDOTUN MICHAEL says:

    MAY THE GRACE OF LORD JESUS CHRIST BE UPON HIS SERVANT.

  2. Jeff says:

    Sometimes worry is something we bring into the relationship with God, something that may have been instilled in us at a young age and for some of us it takes time to allow God to renew our minds and replace the worries with trust in him. Worry sometimes comes from negative thinking and Our old nature keeps taking control but slowly God replaces those nagging thoughts with glorious thoughts of faith in him.

  3. Ephrem says:

    Something is sure wrong about “turning in faith to Christ” without knowing him personally.

  4. nikki says:

    thnx brother i m blessed by his words…GOD bless u……

  5. Joseph says:

    I have noticed that since I was saved, that The world seems against me, many of the old gang (friends)when they heard I was saved stayed away, there are people I don't even know at work who seem to hate me and work against me,w/o a cause. It seem like evil in them see's God in me and they reject us both, but I am in good company , being a Christian also puts the devil on notice as I work to bring others into the knowledge of Jesus, I often will have so many problems pop-up that even my wife and Son can tell that it is not natural,and so times i laugh knowing that I must be doing some good. but twice when and just before hard times came the Lord put a peace over me that was so complete, it could not be breached, my trust is eternal my Faith forever, Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.

  6. Mary says:

    It is such a comfort to know that nothing can separate us from God's love. As a believer, I have relied on him for peace during difficult times in my life. He has brought me through many trials and enriched my life with blessings beyond anything that I could have planned or imagined.

  7. Tom says:

    Part of the reason we have a hard time not worrying is the lack of teaching on “Salvation.” We have grown up understanding that Jesus paid for our sins, but we have not understood that “Salvation” is a big word that covers all aspects of life. We also grew up thinking it was based on works. It is not.