31 Days of Biblical Truths, Devotionals

Peace Goes Beyond Our Problems

We live in a world of turmoil.

Keeping up with the Jones’ is nothing compared to the depression of comparison on social media, political discontent, not falling into popular ideologies, persecution of the faithful, and the list goes on.

You would think that living in a modern age of advanced knowledge and access to truth would bring about a peaceful demeanor of sorts. Instead we find ourselves always in a fighting stance, ready to pounce on the next argument train wreck, or false apologetic bashing session. We’ve become too advanced to be bothered with thoughtfulness, fellowship, or communion with our faith. Life is too fast and we can’t lag behind.

Scripture drills in the need for peace. It always directs us to the source. If we’re true to where we are in life, we need to admit that we need to grab on to this peace and step away from the chaos. We need to break away from the bondage that the world has placed upon us.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV 

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Keep your mind set upon the ultimate peace giver.

John 16:33

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

Remember who has overcome the world so that you may have peace.

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Let that peace rule over the discord of life.

Peace is a truth that is attainable despite our circumstances we think we’re trapped in. Holding onto to the Lord and His promises is of utmost importance. It’s the only way to true freedom and life. We may not want to appreciate the Lord’s timing in light of any despair, but His sovereign ways are always better than the constraints of our humanness. Let go, and let God.

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3 thoughts on “Peace Goes Beyond Our Problems

  1. Jesus would have said shalom, wholeness in every way, it even stopped a storm. And He willed it to us, what a gift.

  2. Good advice and reminders for those of us who forget. laurensparks.net

  3. Yes, I’ve certainly been guilty of getting caught up in the cares and business of life that I forget what, or rather, Who is most important. I often find myself having to stop and refocus. I recognize that any time I feel troubled or lose my sense of peace it means that I’ve taken my eyes off of Him.
    God bless and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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