I have no peace…
Could there be a peace far beyond what you have ever experienced? Is there a peace that can take you through your toughest trials?
You cannot control everything that happens to you, but you can control your responses. Jesus revealed this secret to His disciples before His betrayal and murder: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27, NKJV) This secret power can help us overcome every trial and tribulation—the peace of Christ.
I had no peace before Christ filled my life with His Spirit. Hurt, anger, bitterness and rejection dominated my life. I can vividly remember my lack of peace. I wasn’t at peace with God, myself or others. I needed reconciliation badly. Paul spoke to the Corinthians about their number one need: “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20, NIV)
He spoke about the message of reconciliation. Why would he tell a bunch of Christians to be reconciled? Because reconciliation means to bring peace to parties that are at war.
Are you at peace with God, yourself and others? You can be. I found peace and developed it. As a new believer, I attended a university Bible study where we would often sing this song:
“I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul”
Although I didn’t have the peace of Christ at that time, I knew I had to find it. You can find peace and keep it as well. It will take time and a few tools, but I believe Jesus wants to supernaturally fill your heart with peace first.
I pray Jesus will give you His peace. I pray the Helper will guide you through these challenging days. I believe the peace of Christ will help you through every storm.
Because you’re a miracle.