Let’s face it, in a world filled with chaos it may seem like it’s impossible to find peace. Maybe that’s because our definition of peace is linked to an absence of conflict. Could there be more to it?
Would you believe me if I told you peace is available even when circumstances seem out of control? (click to tweet) All we have to do is look to the right Source for true peace: Jesus Christ.
Here’s what I’ve learned:
1) Peace with a Holy God is possible.
Jesus paved the way for everyone to have peace with His Father. He willingly paid the price for our sins by shedding His blood and dying on the cross in our place. When a person accepts Jesus’ gift of salvation, his/her relationship with God is restored.
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he (Christ) is our peace…(words in parentheses mine) Ephesians 2:13-14a
2) Jesus’ peace trumps world peace (click to tweet).
History reveals that we’re no strangers to war. Nations continually jockey for position as world leaders and wars result. In Jesus’ day, things were no different. Rome was in power and even Jesus’ disciples expected Him to topple the Roman government and bring peace.
Before Jesus returned to heaven, he taught His disciples about real peace:
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 (emphasis mine)
3) Faith is the key to lasting peace (click to tweet).
We can experience peace even when it seems everything is crumbling around us. How? By remembering that God is in control, and by sharing all of our problems and concerns with Him. When we realize God is always with us and trust that He has a purpose for what we’re going through – we can experience peace.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-8
Do you enjoy peace only when things are going your way? I encourage you to spend time pouring out your heart to the Savior, and trust Him to carry you through – you’ll experience a peace that goes beyond your understanding.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank You for showing me how I can have peace with You and experience peace in my everyday life. Help me trust you with all of my problems and concerns. Thank You that You are always with me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Love in Christ,
*Maria I. Morgan is an inspirational writer and speaker and is passionate about sharing the truths of God’s Word with today’s generation. She lives in sunny Georgia with her husband and daughter, two dogs and two cats. Visit her on the web and download a free copy of her eBook, God Speaking. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter!