We live in an uncertain world where most people are unsure of their future. As a result, they live in the bondage of fear and worry. But God has given us a means—prayer, supplication, and thanksgiving—through which we can experience His peace; the peace that is more than enough for every need.

Since peace is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) it is not something that we produce on our own. It is not a result of our efforts, but of His working in and through our lives. Notice this peace is not common or ordinary; it is beyond any human ability to explain or understand. This peace is yours already.

Miracles are not supposed to be things that you only hear about happening to someone else; they are meant by God to be your own personal experience. We rejoice when God does great things for others, but often we do not really expect the same results in our own lives.

Paul tells us in this passage that the power of the Spirit to work miracles comes “by the hearing of faith,” or in other words, “responding to the command of faith.” His Word must be the only thing that makes sense to us.

The devil knows that if he can plant seeds of doubt in your mind, they will grow like weeds to choke your faith. Remember when Peter began to walk on the water? He stayed on the surface until he started to look at the waves instead of at Jesus. Once his focus shifted, the doubts quickly overwhelmed his faith and he began to sink. (Matthew 14:25-31)

You need to recognize that your faith is not in yourself—in your own power or strength—but in God. As the author of Hebrews said, we need to be looking at Jesus. (Hebrews 12:2)

You have been given a great inheritance as a child of God. You have been adopted into a royal family, and been given all the privileges and benefits of a child of the King. Yet the truth is that many believers live like orphans instead of fully enjoying their status.

The enemy loves to convince believers that they are not worthy. He assaults us with guilt and feelings of inferiority. Don’t let him! You are righteous and holy and forgiven in the eyes of God.

All of us are living under the death sentence of aging. Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:16 that while the outer man is decaying the inner man is being renewed day by day. No matter how long we live, one day our life on this earth will come to an end. Looking back, the question will be what we have done with the time we have been given.

The only true cure for our mortal bodies is redemption. As we learn to fellowship in the eternal life of God, where immortality abides, we can in-crease our time on the earth.

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