John 14:27 NKJV
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Many times when we feel afraid, we are not in a state of fear. We simply have an invitation. Our response and the quickness of our response will determine whether or not we enter a state of fear. Jesus gave us an invitation to enter a state of peace. He asks us to reject the invitation to fear. He told us not to allow our hearts to be troubled. Hence we are informed that we have a choice. There are things we can do to enter a state of peace. We can become enveloped with God’s peace. There are things we can do to enter a state of fear. Those things will cause us to become tense and enveloped with fear from demonic forces. Let us ponder how this happens and the next time we get an invitation, let’s respond based on the state we wish to enter. Know that just like the devil uses images to make us feel afraid, God has images to give us peace. So when the devil offers a picture, ask your Heavenly Father for an picture. He will counteract the negative image and allow us to experience peace instead of fear.