KEY SCRIPTURE: John 14:27. “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”.
Jesus said peace I leave with you, my peace do I give to you. True peace has eluded a lot of people. Peace is not the absence of trouble. Peace is an inner tranquility irrespective of what you have heard seen or what may be happening around.
He said His peace is not the kind the world gives. What kind of peace does the world give? The worldly peace is basically how comfortable the natural things can bring or make for you. This has led men to do everything to get the things of this world. Proverb 14:12 says “there is a way that seem right unto man, but the end therefore is the way unto death”. Men have continually chased after riches, pleasure and fame yet they are still very miserable.
I always ask the people I share the gospel on one on one level, whether they have peace? Most of them say they have no peace? People go to any length to get riches. Riches is a blessing, yet riches without Jesus cannot give peace. The bible said many have pierced themselves with many sorrows, because of the lust for riches (1st Timothy 6:10). Peace can’t be found in anything outside. It is found only in the Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6).
Some have also sort for peace in oriental meditations. These people focus their mind on certain things to the point that their minds become empty. In this way they anticipate to get peace. Please ask every sincere one in these practices if they really have peace? True peace can only be found in one person, Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
No one comes to Him and leaves without His peace. The scripture says we enter into peace with God when a man places his faith in Him. (Romans 5:1). “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus.”. It is possible for you to have the peace that Jesus gives.
Come to Him in faith. Acknowledge that He is able to give you the peace you need. Accept Him as the Lord over your life today.
Lord Jesus you came to end my turmoil and inner suffering. I accept you as the Lord over my life. Today I receive your peace right now. Thank you Jesus that I have your peace now.
Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee”.
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God”.
Prayer Point: in the name of Jesus I refuse to let anything dominate my life, robbing me of the peace of God.