John 14:27 – Advent Verse of the Day 12/8/13
Before Jesus was arrested and crucified, he gave these words of comfort to his disciples. The peace that Jesus gives to us comes through the work of the Holy Spirit (as he says in the previous verse). We have the presence of Jesus in our hearts because his Spirit lives within us.
If God is with us, who can be against us (Romans 8:31)? As you pray, thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Ask the Lord to help you remember that he is always with you and that he will never forsake you. Pray that He will remind you of this wonderful truth when you are tempted to doubt and when you are tempted to sin. Praise the God who does not remain distant but dwells with His people!