There are so many people that live in turmoil. Their lives just seem to be like a boat rocking and rolling on the stormy seas. Many people today are searching for peace. Nations are seeking peace (or at least that is what they say). We live in a day when peace is at a minimum.
Yet; if you know Jesus Christ as your Saviour, you can have great peace. Remember, peace is not the absence of trouble and trials. Peace is that calm assurance and confident trust in Jesus Christ in the midst of the troubles and trials.
One of my favorite lighthouse pictures shows a lighthouse out in the sea. There is someone standing in the doorway as an enormous wave crashes against the back of the lighthouse and is coming around to the front. This speaks to me of peace. It is a picture of life.
David; the shepherd boy, wrote Psalm 23:2, “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.” Even thought the grass might be too tall to see over we can have peace. Even though the waters are troubled and no longer calm we can have great peace. The choice is all ours to make.
So, how are you doing?
We live in a world that is tumultuous to say the least. Every time you turn on the television you are bombarded with this fact. People murdering people. It is a sad day we live in. Yet, if we focus on the darkness we will withdraw and stop living life.
Yesterday evening I went to hear a dear friend preach a revival meeting. His message from the LORD was right on target. He preached on peace. Is that not what the world is looking for today?
People will do almost anything to escape the pain of life as they seek peace. Yet, what they need to do is run the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). We hear about peace all through the news cast. Nations are calling for peace treaties. My guess is the man reason they call for a peace treaty is to buy them time to ramp up their resources to get back to their fight.
I love the words of Isaiah the prophet in Isaiah 26:3, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” The world is experiencing the later part of Jeremiah 6:14, “They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.”
People will only find peace when they connect with The Prince of Peace and put their faith and trust in Him.
So, how are you doing?