MARCH 2, 2 Peter 1:2
If the God of Jesus is also our God, we will have grace and peace. What is grace? Grace would the wonderful love of God that gives us things we do not deserve, but are given to us because of Jesus, because Jesus paid for them. Think of “grace” in this way:
If you have truly experienced salvation, if you have been washed in the blood of the Lamb (that is Jesus), you will also automatically receive grace.
The grace of God will grant you peace and calm. Peace is a big concept that some of us may not be able to fully understand. This peace is more than having a safe home, food on the table, clothes to wear, shelter in stormy weather. The peace of God will be able to comfort us even if we face an unsafe home, uncertainty about our next meal, inadequate clothing and shelter. The peace will keep your heart calm and at rest even when others around you are panicking.
Is this peace possible? Yes, but it is not easy to have. Perhaps your parents are having a major quarrel and are having a shouting match. How can you have peace in such a time? Or examinations are round the corner? What should you do in times like these? Cast your cares and burdens on Him, and He will carry you through. This is not magic, but guidance for how we should live our lives, to always trust in God and to go to Him in prayer. That way, we will have peace in our lives.
Thought: GRACE – God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for this wonderful verse that reminds me of what I can have through Jesus Christ. May I embrace this wonderful truth and have real grace and peace in my heart as I cast all my cares to You. In the blessed name of Jesus I pray, amen.