Who doesn’t want peace? We all do, right? We want peace in our relationships, in our country, and the world.
But how would you define peace? Is it the absence of conflict and war? Does peace have to depend on the circumstances around you? What happens when troubles come, when everything seems uncertain, out of control, and you have anxious thoughts and emotions
Let’s see what can rob your peace:
- Pandemic and War.
- Trying to control everything, even what can’t be controlled.
- Being anxious about the future.
- Unmet expectations.
- Being rejected.
- Difficult people.
- Trying to be someone else.
- Being in the wrong relationships.
- Resentment and Anger.
- The need for perfection.
Some people try to find peace in nature, some having a good massage, others in shopping, money, and material possessions. These can actually bring some comfort, but they are temporary.
So, where do you find true peace? This calm assurance in your heart, being content even if you don’t see anything good happening around you.
In John 14:27 (NLT), Jesus says,” I am leaving you with a gift- peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So, don’t be troubled or afraid.”
The peace that Jesus gives differs from the peace that the world offers. His peace sets you free because of His unconditional love for you. His peace heals you, shields you, and covers you despite the storms of life and changing circumstances. His peace sustains you and gives you hope for the future. His peace removes all fear and anxiety you may have so that you can rest in His love.
That true peace comes from knowing Jesus. He is the light of the world and will light your darkness if you trust Him. (John 8:12)
Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
We can undoubtedly turn to Jesus, confide in Him and trust that He will replace all the negative emotions with His peace when we let go and let Him. He is our Savior.
During this Christmas time, let’s turn our eyes to Jesus and thank Him for giving us the peace we really need, peace with God.
If, as a woman, you are struggling to find peace in your life, I’d love to connect with you. Feel free to contact me at Cindy@anewforpurpose.com