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In this troubled world, where seems to be no hope and peace, Jesus still calms the storms.
John 14:27 says,” peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
It is easy to praise Jesus and to sing and shout “Hallelujah” when everything seems to be on your side and running smoothly in your life. It is easy to call yourself a Christian when you check your bank account and see it filled with money. It is easy to call yourself a Christian and have faith when your family is healthy.
But to be a real Christian when everything is going wrong when illness, trials, and tribulations come into your life, this is when your faith and trust in Jesus is put to the test. This is when God gives you the opportunity to allow the world to see your true colors and test your faith in the Lord. This is the best chance to live according to your testimony.
When the fire is hot, and things seem not to be going well, and it appears as if you are losing it, this is when you can allow Jesus Christ to fill your heart with peace and let Him be your guide. Jesus Christ promised to give us His peace, guaranteeing us that our hearts will not be troubled so that we can leave without fear. He told us, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you.”
In this troubled world where we live, the feeling of peace seems to be hidden. It is funny that we feel we are content, but when our content level and familiar routine are taken away from us, we find ourselves in a panic mode. This is an area that challenges everyone.
The bible teaches us that Christ grows our character through hardship and numerous testing, so I wonder what He feels when we get frustrated by interruptions and disruptions to our everyday lives. How do you find peace in cases that leave you feeling anxious and aggravated? Can you claim to have peace only to watch it dissolve because your expectations are met with ambiguity and uncertainty?
Peace starts small and grows with time. Paul, the apostle, is one person who had a genuine reason to be discontent with his life. Not only was Paul beaten and sent out of town, but God also re-directed his missionary journey to a deserted island named Malta which was occupied by a tribe of savages.
However, God is so good that He used His precarious situation for the good of Paul. He experienced peace and even hosted his own island rejuvenation and revival. Reading the story of Paul has taught me that having a peaceful mind is a perspective we tend to overlook whenever we feel anxious. But, when you read all the controversies that Paul endured, you will agree with me that you have not experienced extreme difficulties like Paul.
The peace that Paul experienced was in his perspective of all the circumstances. We should emulate Paul to have a peaceful life. Paul spent most of his time in a high stress, but he made friends with his disappointments. From shipwreck, chains in the prison cells, peace was his weapon in every encounter.
Since we are deeply rooted in Christ, we can also experience peace. This will happen if we put our faith and trust in God alone. We will withstand or rather endure any situation no matter how difficult or painful it seems to be. Jesus has granted us peace in whatever this harsh life throws at us.
Peace is God’s presence. Jesus’ plan for us is not defined by how good life treats us. His presence always gives us peace and eliminates every fear and anxiety. Whenever life becomes a circus or your peace seems hidden, make it a habit to pray and put all your concerns into God’s hands. Always seek Jesus because He is the Prince of Peace, and He dwells within you! Philippians 4:6-7 tells us not to be anxious about anything. We should put everything in prayer and supplications with thanksgiving. If you let your requests made known to God, He will bail you out, and the peace of God will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus.
The best thing you can do while searching for peace is to find a quiet place, read the bible and pray, and listen to inspiring and encouraging worship music. God wants you to live your life to the fullest, including living in peace. You will always experience the peace of God if you come to Him in humility and accept His calling through Jesus Christ!
Originally posted 2022-02-04 20:49:00.