Jesus tells us to not allow fear to put us in a chokehold.
We can trust God because we know that no matter what we face, God is able to make it work for our good. He may not have caused it, but He has such amazing redemptive power beyond what we can comprehend.
We can’t be jumping into every opportunity that presents itself. We can’t be chasing after everything that seems ok. We are to have enough peace to stay put and wait on God. Enough peace to be content in every circumstance. Enough peace to trust in God.
If we want to grow in our peace, we need to tuck in even closer with God. The further away we move from Him, the less peace we will have.
Jesus fixed His eyes not on what was temporary- pain, suffering, agony, shame, rejection, abandonment and separation from His Father but on the joy of having you and I as His.