It’s not a destination,
here on Earth.
It’s a way of life.
True peace is
not going to be legislation,
it’s a gift from God.
It’s a fruit from a life
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
John 14:27 NKJV
From Jesus’s own words,
we see that true peace is a gift,
but we can not walk in it
through anything the world offers,
nor while we are being snared
by the enemy in worry or fear.
“Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.”
Psalms 34:14 NKJV
“Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret— it only causes harm…But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”
Psalms 37:8,11 NKJV
True peace is a place we reach when we choose the Lord over ourselves.
Anger is a secondary emotion.
It always covers another.
Hurt, sadness, grief, embarrassment and many more can be found underneath anger.
To put off anger we must deal with what lies beneath.
Often those other emotions are tied to how we view ourselves and our views of others.
When we totally surrender our lives to Christ,
He can deal with the affects of sin.
Bitterness, envy, strife, selfishness, are all byproducts of sin and lead to all kinds of death.
Death to relationships, death to joy, death to compassion and empathy, death to communion with God.
Jesus loves us and He physically died and rose again to free us from both sin and death.
But He won’t turn you into a robot.
Someone who has no mind or choice of their own.
Instead He reaches out His hand and offers.
He offers to remove the ugly and replace it with good,
but it’s up to the individual.
Will you surrender your will to His?
Will you choose to let Him underneath the walls of protection inside your own heart?
Will you forgive those who have harmed you,
even if that one is you?
If we choose to surrender,
then we are choosing peace.
from the only place it can be found.
“Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.”
II Thessalonians 3:16 NKJV