Peace is at the heart of what everyone wants.
An elusive dream:
We all want peace — peace in the world, peace in our lives, and peace in our relationships — and we will do just about anything to get it. And while peace is our greatest hope, it’s really an elusive dream. We catch glimpses of it, but as soon as we do, it’s gone. We seek world peace — it will never happen. We live in a fallen world: 5,500 years of recorded human history and only 290 years without war. People tend to seek peace where it cannot be found, and if it is, it is only temporary.
The peace that can be attained in us, in our hearts and minds, is described in Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT). Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. We are told God’s peace will keep our hearts and minds. This is the place where true peace can be found. “Heart” is referring to our emotions, “mind” is referring to our thinking. Worry is wrong feeling and wrong thinking. The word “keep” means to stand guard over.
If we want a peace that is not temporary, we will need to make Jesus, the Prince of Peace, our Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9-10). Then His word, as we know it, will stand guard over our hearts, minds, emotions, and thinking, and give us peace. Peace is hope and calm in the heart and mind, despite the fact that we may be experiencing difficult things in our lives. Hurtful things, experiencing setbacks, God can and will provide us peace that keeps us going, serving Him, and possessing a peace that passes all of our understanding.
If you want the Prince of Peace, call on His name today and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 6:02 AM CDT
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