Peace of Jesus

Do you live in continual upheaval? Are you constantly seeing the world through a troubled viewpoint? Are you looking to change your outlook on life? Are you willing to change? Are you looking for peace? Will you accept the peace Jesus offers?

Our world is full of trouble. It is in constant chaos. There are injustices, upheaval, bigotries, illnesses, war, and threats of war. It seems all we see in the news is arguing, disgruntlement, and negative attitudes. There is rarely a good news story shown.

Though we live in this world, we don’t have to be of the same attitude. We can recognize all the chaos while still living at peace. In fact, we can be at peace while having nearly nothing as possessions. Most of us don’t believe that. We are caught up in the material world.

Jesus offers us the peace we seek. It isn’t easy for us to grasp it due to our continual desire to keep up with the Joneses. Yet when we do grasp this peace, we see the world in a completely different light. We see the brokenness and our hearts break. Yet we don’t desire more for ourselves rather we desire to give others the peace we have, not possessions.

It’s more than an attitude. It’s more than a simple viewpoint. It’s more than a change in lifestyle. It doesn’t include eliminating your possessions. It’s not giving all your money away. The peace of Jesus goes deep into your soul and fills you up.

His peace is a calmness and confidence that God is in control. It’s an assurance that even if this world hurts us, we know we have an eternal life of living with Him. It’s knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that God loves us far more than we can fathom. His peace changes us from the inside out. It changes our viewpoint on life and attitudes, relieves our anxieties and fears, and allows us to see the world as He does.

Here’s the thing, Jesus offers His peace free for the taking. Will we take it? Our first step is being willing to accept it. We must trust Him. We must realize we cannot change everything about this world, but we can live in it with His peace, knowing He is in control.

I pray we all accept the peace Jesus offers. I pray we decide to live in His peace. I pray each one of us will trust God is in control, no matter the situation. Trust Jesus. Accept the peace He offers. Allow His peace to change you.

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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