Our world is anything but ...peaceful.
So how can you have peace when there are:
- Terrorism alerts
- Financial uncertainty
- Loss of jobs
- Unsaved loved ones
- Decrease in home values
- Chronic illness
- Loss of independence
- Rebellious children
So, how can you have peace in the midst of a changing and uncertain world?
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace."
We won't find peace in this world. No amount of money, fame or success will provide the peace that comes from being in relationship with Jesus.
This morning I was reading the January 24th devotional from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.
My peace is the treasure of treasures: the pearl of great price. It is an exquisitely costly gift, both for the Giver and the receiver. I purchased this Peace for you with My blood. You receive this gift by trusting Me in the midst of life's storms. If you have the world's peace -- everything going your way --you don't seek My unfathomable Peace. Thank Me when things do not go your way, because spiritual blessings come wrapped in trials. Adverse circumstances are normal in a fallen world. Expect them each day. Rejoice in the face of hardship, for I have overcome the world.
How timely was that? So, I ask again: Are you peaceful?
Blessings and love,