A Clear Conscience


“I have told you all these things while I am with you. But the Helper will teach you everything and cause you to remember all that I told you. This Helper is the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name.

“I leave you peace. It is my own peace I give you. I give you peace in a different way than the world does. So don’t be troubled. Don’t be afraid. You heard me say to you, ‘I am leaving, but I will come back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be happy that I am going back to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am.
(John 14:25-28)

As I read this passage, a feeling of peace washed over me. I try to practice a stress free life by working hard and having good ethics and morals and living an obedient life. I figure if stuff goes wrong after I have given my best effort then it must be Gods will and there must be something else he wants me to gain from the experience. Basically I think God wants us to have that positive mindset, the glass half full instead of half empty. Amazingly, no matter how hard we try to control every outcome in our life. God is the one in control and the sooner we accept that the sooner we get to live with peace.

Father, thank you for leading me even when I think I’m in control. And thank you for the peace that you give me, it’s really nice knowing that you always have my back. Amen

Alex Mathews