KEY SCRIPTURE: John 14:27 NET “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage.”
I wish to ask you this question, do you have peace of mind? This is a state that has eluded a great number of people. I listened to the testimony of a man who went deep into Buddhism making great strides into this religion yet never found true peace. He finally met the king of kings, the prince of peace our Lord Jesus Christ who brought real peace to Him. The world indeed promises a kind of peace yet it has failed woefully to satisfy the heart of anyone who sort for peace the worldly way.
Some have used the mechanical way, that is to practice yoga and meditation, yet the proponents of such practices know very well it is a mirage. It gives a level of inner calmness, yet the real peace of mind and heart eludes you. Some also try psychology yet they could not find true peace. A great number of people have sort for peace by seeking pleasure and amusements but, most of them are living very miserable lives. Some have become drug addicts, womanizers, drunkards and basically chasers of the wind. Why can’t any other way outside Christ bring peace to men. The Bible describes anyone who does not submit to the Lordship of Jesus as the wicked. This is what the word of God says about the wicked. Isa 57:20 & 21 KJV “But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.”
Any attempt at getting peace outside Jesus is the worldly way, and that cannot give you the peace you need. There is no true peace for any man outside Jesus Christ. Outside Jesus, you are like the troubled sea which cannot rest, giving out mire and dirt. The peace Jesus gives is like a military guard over your heart and mind, that keeps it from the constant ranging turbulence in the world. The following description of God’s peace is given by the Amplified Bible. Philippians 4:7 “And God’s peace
which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. This peace mounts a guard over your mind and heart. Nothing in the world can do this for you. If you know peace is a mirage to you then don’t wait any further, surrender your life to Jesus right now.
Dear Heavenly FATHER, my effort at seeking peace on my own terms has failed. I bow my knees to Jesus and surrender my life to Him. I declare that He is the Lord of my life and Savior of my soul.
Isaiah 26:3 KJV” Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”
Romans 8:6 KJV” For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace”.