GOT PEACE?


Stress can be crippling. Our fast-paced lifestyle can drive us into a frenzy. Personal disappointments and failed expectations, broken family relationships and job related stresses can be just enough to take us over the edge.  Oh, for a little peace in my life!  We all desire it, but It just seems so hard to grab hold of and keep it these days.  The crazy things we can try in order to bring lasting inner peace! Alcohol? Drugs? Medication? Sex? Money? Isolation… do they work?  Did it last?  From personal experience, I would venture to say that it didn’t. Why? Lasting peace can only come from one place… the one who created it… God Himself. “We have peace with God through Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1).  So, without Jesus, there can be no lasting peace.

Jesus said in John 14:27, Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.”

He personally invites us to come to Him for it –

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:25)

God also knows that for many of us, we struggle coming to God for help because we don’t feel worthy or good enough or we are afraid that we’ve done too many bad things for God to forgive us.

I am thankful that God lets us know where he stands on that – Isaiah 27:4-5:

“I am not angry… let them come to me for shelter; let them make peace with me, 
yes, let them make peace with me.”

So, you see, God knows that we all struggle with the lack of inner peace.  And He knows that we all desire it – we all need it.  He also knew that there was only one way for us to have that peace and He sacrificed His Son Jesus so that we could have it –

But he (Jesus) was pierced for our sin, 
he was crushed for our wrongs; 
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)

Because of this sacrifice, there is absolutely nothing in this life that can bring that lasting peace except for a relationship with Jesus.

Would you like to finally have the inner peace you’ve always wanted?  God is offers that peace to you and I through a relationship with His son, Jesus Christ.   God’s number one desire for us is to know and love His Son Jesus.  God will not force us though. It will always be our choice.  We can continue to try and find peace in our minds and hearts in other ways, but our road will always lead us back Jesus. So, if you are ready for peace, with sincerity, tell Him – He is waiting –

Jesus, I realize that without you, I will never have the peace inside that I desire.  Jesus, I need you.  I accept you as my Lord and Savior and I want the peace that only you can bring.  Forgive me for my sin and help me to know and love you all the days of my life.  Amen.

A simple prayer, spoken in sincerity is the start to a new life of peace!  I would strongly encourage you to find a Jesus centered, bible believing church to connect with.  They will help you to strengthen your relationship with Jesus and grow in your new spiritual journey.

Please feel free to leave me questions below?

Together, pursuing the peace of God,

Brian



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  1. Deb says:

    This is a great page! Nice work! =)

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