Finding Peace

Peace like jewels, is precious, beautiful and at times, hard to find.

Imagine you are in a conversation with someone and this person is talking about a difficult time in their life. Towards the end of the conversation, the person begins to talk about how they coped and stayed strong. Which of the following responses, A or B, are most likely?:

Response A: “Peace just came to me.”

Response B: “I had to find peace in my situation.”

I’m going to say Response B. Response A is plausible too, especially in the context of “a peace just came over me about xyz”. However, anything that comes into our lives will only continue to flow if we cultivate it, leading me back to Response B. Jesus’ peace is always around us, sometimes it sweeps over us, sometimes we have to grab it and sometimes people/things acts as mediators. Yet, all the time, the peace is available to us, in plentiful supply, without quantity limits or quality control issues.

With everything going on, I’ve been a little antsy, just not knowing one day from the next. Compared to a year ago, finding and resting in God’s peace was much easier then than it is now and that is okay to admit. Realistically appraising any circumstance is the first and most crucial step for success. Peace in my life is still attainable, some days I’ll wake to my spirit being blanketed in serenity and other days I’ll have to lace up for the fight of tranquility!

And when you go to battle, know that you are in wonderful company with God and millions (if not more!) Believers in tow…

“I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!”

John 14:27 TPT

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