Peace in the Heart

Are you looking for peace? Do you long for quiet and calm? Are you worn out and tired? Do you hope for things to get better?

I’m sure most of us are looking for peace. In our current chaotic environment, we long for a little peace, quiet, and calm. We are tired of hearing all the rhetoric. We are tired of hearing the arguing. We long to see some compromise, coming together, willingness to give a little on all fronts.

My question to myself and to you is, “Am I part of the problem?” As I ask that question of myself, I have to ask if I’m leaning on God. I know I need to look in the mirror and spend time in prayer. I need to ask God to lead me, even knock me on the head if needed to get my attention.

Perhaps you find you are much the same. Perhaps you are set in your ways, believe you know what is best, and need God to knock you on the head. Maybe you need to learn to be a little more understanding, a little more flexible, and less rigid in your own beliefs.

God will work in our lives when we are willing to listen to Him. He will give us the peace we long for. Our peace comes from His Son, Jesus Christ. If we believe Jesus is the Son of God and allow Him to rule our hearts, we find peace.

We have heard the peace He gives us is beyond understanding. What does that mean? It means we gain a peace that we don’t fully understand how nor where it came from. Yet, we feel it come into our lives unexpectedly.

Perhaps you have not felt the peace of Christ. If you have not, I invite you turn your hearts to Jesus, asking Him to come into your heart and give you the peace you long for. You just might be surprised to feel His peace at a time when you need it most.

The peace of Christ is an important part of our Christian lives. It reminds us of the power of God. It reminds us that we belong to an all-powerful God and He will provide for our needs. The peace of Christ will give us strength when we feel weak.

I pray we all feel the peace of Christ. I pray we turn our hearts over to Him. I pray we allow the peace of Christ to rule in our hearts and experience Him in our lives. Ask God to give you peace. Ask Jesus to rule your heart. Turn it all over to Him. Trust that God will provide. Allow the peace of Christ rule your heart.

Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

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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