Do you long for peace? Do you wish all the chaos would stop and calm would come into the world? Are you constantly upset, anxious, or even disgusted? Do you wonder if things will ever settle down again?
We regularly face difficulties, whether changing jobs, broken relationships, or deaths in our families. Over the past several months we add to those difficulties the stresses of a pandemic, racial unrest, and election discord and things seem to be out of control.
I’m sure most of us are weary. We’ve grown tired of hearing the same news over and over, even if it is packaged a little different, each day. Our weariness makes the other difficulties we inherently know we will face during our lives even harder to deal with. We long for relief.
We may not be able to stop the chaos permeating our nation on our own, but there is a way for us to withstand it with inner peace. That peace comes through our relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Though it is difficult to build a relationship during times of trouble, it is not impossible, and it is never too late.
As our relationship with God is strengthened, we can share the peace we have with others. As we lean on the peace Jesus gives us, that dwells in our hearts, we are less anxious, and sing praises to Him for His wonderful blessings. God is willing to provide the perfect peace we seek, if we will only ask and believe in His promises.
God desires to give us the peace we seek. Jesus desires to firmly plant His peace in our hearts. Will we seek the peace of Christ or continue to look for peace to come from this world? If we are looking for peace from the world, we will be sadly disappointed.
So, as you go about your day, gives thanks to God for His blessings, do everything in the name of Jesus, and sing songs of praise to Him. You will find the peace you seek in doing so. God will plant it in your heart, and it will permeate your entire body.
I pray we all seek the peace of Christ. I pray we do all things in His name. I pray each one of us welcome the peace of Christ into our hearts, allowing it to rule our lives. Allow Christ’s peace rule your heart. Be thankful. Sing songs of praise. Do everything for God.
Colossians 4:15-17 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.