In Me you can have peace. In the world you have pressure, but be daring! I have conquered the world – John 16:33 ERV
“Under Pressure” by Queen is one of the most popular songs of past 35 years, not just because it is catchy, but all of us can relate…
We all feel like a pressure cooker ready to blow off steam.
Jesus gets it. I am sure He felt the pressure the world tries to put on us to behave just so, look this way, live up to others’ expectations.
That is why this verse is so stunning in both its simplicity and depth.
We can have peace, because the Prince of Peace conquered the world.
Not just as God, but also as a flesh and blood man.
We serve a daring God, who doesn’t take the easy way or short cut to getting the job done right.
Our prayer life is to be no different.
Ask Him to be daring, and give you the peace He offers in the middle of the pressure cooking around you.
He can, and He will.
His peace releases our spirit from the pressure exerted onto it by outside forces.
And in Him, we have access to that peace at any time.
The dare is ours: to confidently approach our Prince of Peace, and believe He will give us the peace we seek.
May we come running to You when the pressure begins to build, and rest in Your embrace, Prince of Peace!