Can Internal Peace Exist in Troubled Times? 2nd Sunday of Advent

Unprecedented violence. Mass shootings. Refugee Crises. Illegal immigration. Racial unrest. Political rhetoric. Numerous opinions and solutions blast away at our core causing unsettled hearts, troubled minds, and even abject fear. In these disturbing times can internal peace actually exist? If so, where is it and how does one find it?

Consider what the Lord Jesus Christ offers.

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful,” John 14:27. (Italics mine)

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world,” John 16:33.

Peace does exist! This peace saturates the heart, mind, body, and soul. This is God’s transcendent peace and it’s found in the person of God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ!

But we live in a fallen world and Scripture reveals that hard times are guaranteed?! Wait . . . there’s great news for us. Believers have help and hope!

Jesus Christ overcame the world which means He conquered everything! So anything that touches you emotionally, mentally, physically, or spiritually, envision searing it with the words, “ALREADY CONQUERED!”

The Lord exists as the source of true peace – “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” Romans 5:1 and Psalm 4:8, 55:18; Ephesians 2:4, 14, 15.

His name is Prince of Peace – Isaiah 9:6.

He is the God of Peace – 1 Corinthians 14:33.

Jesus is our peace and establishes peace – Ephesians 2:4, 14, 15.

He freely gives His peace – John 14:27.

This Christmas season choose to receive and open the gift of PEACE that is already yours through Jesus Christ our Lord! How will you share His Gift this week?

Blessings of God’s Peace! Prayer requests?

“Dear Lord, when I learn of tragedy rip away my pain and replace it with Your profound and perfect peace. Thank you, AMEN.”

Allowing His Peace to Conquer My Heart, PJ   COPYRIGHT ©2015 PJ Gover (blog) (PJ’s devotional book)



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PJ is a writer and Bible teacher who explores His Word and Way while imbedded within the world's insanity!
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