“My Peace is such an all-encompassing gift that it is independent of circumstances. Though you lose everything else, if you gain My Peace you are rich indeed.” Dear Jesus by Sarah Young, p. 126
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” -John 14:27
Peace. Ahh! Isn’t that what we all want? How can we be less focused on fear and worry? How can we look at God’s long-range plan for our lives rather than focusing on these troubled times in which we live? How can we find lasting peace?
None of us is exempt from the struggles of this life and the fear we sometimes feel as a result of our struggles. From personal experience, I am able to testify that we CAN have lasting peace if our focus is in the right place. To me, there’s only one place that I have found such a peace, which in turn brings less and less fear of anything that will come against me—present or future. It’s in and through the person of Jesus Christ. It is through my sweet relationship with Him that I find peace.
It is in and through our commitment to God and our reliance on Him to guide us through each day, that we will be able to rise above the hard places in life. We are not blinded by the circumstances around us. Rather, we will see that there is no need to fear and through God’s help, we will understand the words found in I John 4:18a: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.”
When the veil of pain and sorrow is lifted from our eyes, we’ll see a brighter and clearer picture of His love and peace all around us.
That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it! Have a peace-filled day in Him.
Prayer: Dear God, it is You alone who will bring true and lasting peace into our hearts and lives. Thank You for always being ready to guide us through peace-filled days. We depend on You, lean into You, and trust that You are working out every situation we encounter in life for our good and Your glory. Please help us to seek You with all of our hearts so that we might experience Your great love. Give us the wisdom to share that irreplaceable love with others today. I pray this in Jesus name. Amen.