Living in God’s Peace

In a world full of discord peace is increasingly difficult to find.

Yet, our souls crave peace.

Media, while good in many respects, has the ability to take us to places that rob us of peace and fill our souls with disquiet. Even those who forsake society and hide out in cabins in the woods aren’t immune to the cacophony of voices that dedicate themselves to robbing the world of peace.

camp roadJesus said:

Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.] John 14:27

We are created with a need for peace. Not the temporary peace that comes through vacating our minds of every troubling thought nor that which comes from setting our thoughts on only good things. We need that heavenly peace that only Jesus can give us. That peace permeates our souls, flows into the crevices of our minds and covers every disturbing thought.

Evil is a reality. But God’s peace is stronger than evil. Peace is courageous in the face of danger.

Jesus wants us to live in His perfect peace. It will keep us calm whatever our circumstances. This peace is God’s gift to us.

nightingalePerfect peace is the little songbird whose beautiful melody pierces the racket of a flock of crows. Its sweet song causes ears to focus on it and tune out all the commotion.

Like all gifts, peace can be accepted or refused. If we choose to live in the holy peace of Jesus, we will find life more meaningful, wisdom more readily available. Love will move freely in our hearts and make us more useful.

This peace comes only through Jesus. He bought it for us through His death on the cross. A high price to pay for something He gives freely to anyone who asks.

 

Jesus said it many times and He says it us today:

“Peace to you”

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I receive You and the peace that you offer me. Help me to walk continually, daily, in Your perfect peace.

 

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About rosemccormickbrandon

An award winning personal experience writer, Rose McCormick Brandon is a frequent contributor to faith magazines, devotionals and compilations, including Chicken Soup for the Soul. Rose is the author of Promises of Home: Stories of Canada's British Home Children (2014). One Good Word Makes all the Difference (2013), He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me (2012) and Vanished: What Happened to My Son. She's a frequent contributor to The Testimony, Today's Pentecostal Evangel and other faith magazines in Canada, U.S. and Australia. Rose also writes about Canadian history, specifically the era of Child Immigration from Britain. Read her stories of child immigrants at: http://littleimmigrants.wordpress.com
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6 Responses to Living in God’s Peace

  1. Rose, thank you for this lovely message. It is so pertinent to our lives in the times in which we live and is beautifully matched by your lovely autumn pics. ~~+~~

  2. Darlene says:

    We live in a world of constant turmoil and strife. The message of Gods peace is a welcome relief. His promises are true.

  3. Anonymous says:

    How blessed we are to have God’s peace in this troubled world. Thank you Rose to a timely message. God bless you, Miriam

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