John 14:27; 16:33; Romans 5:1; Colossians 3:15-17
Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
God’s peace is not like the world’s peace. It is perfect and right. When we turn our fears and worries to God in prayer, we experience God’s peace like the widow experienced it when she trusted God. She did not have a lot of flour or oil, yet she used what she had, trusting that God would take care of her and her son.
Part of the beauty of the gospel is that God does not just rescue us from the power of sin, but He is also mak- ing everything new. God offers new creation to those who place their faith in Jesus. This newness comes in two ways. The first is that by breaking the power of sin, Jesus is making men and women into brand new people with new identities. Second, God is not only making people new, but He is also going to make a new heaven and a new earth for us to live on and worship Him in.
Every child should know that:
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