Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Peace – Capture It!

One of the hardest things to accomplish is peace in a chaotic world. 

I woke up with that thought on my mind and hurriedly wrote it down so I wouldn’t forget and could share my thoughts with you, Dear Reader.

This world certainly is chaotic!  Everywhere you turn there is turmoil.  Even if you just look closer into your own heart.  There are things that upset us or get us a little riled or sometimes downright angry!  Then we turn around and give that discontent to those around us.  Do we feel better?  Not necessarily, we may even feel worse.  We know how it feels to have people jump down our backs and tell us off.  We know the pain we feel when an injustice is done to us.  Finding peace in our hearts and in our lives is elusive as well. 

There is peace, though; that wonderful peace that Jesus gave us!  He said, “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)

So how do we accomplish (and maintain) peace in a chaotic world?  Jesus has already given us peace!  We don’t have to go looking for it, it is right here within us!  With all that is going on around us and within us, that constant battle for righteousness, we can close our eyes and meditate on the goodness of God, and imagine ourselves sitting at his feet and Him radiating His warmth and love all over us!  We are told to let not our hearts be troubled or afraid.  Dear Reader, why not do as our Savior told us, and close your eyes and feel His peace within you?  If you have to call to Him because you can’t feel it, do that!  Give Him the glory that He so richly deserves.  Find peace; let it take you away from the world and into the Kingdom of God!

It just doesn’t get better than that.

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”  (John 16:33)

© dft

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