Romans 12:18, “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.”
Peace starts with you. And me. And the world. I am not talking about the “lack of war” kind of peace. I am talking true peace. Peace from God.
Only God can give true peace. A peace that is not just physical, but spiritual. A “deep down in your soul” kind of peace. God also wants us to take that peace that He gives and give it to others. It says “if possible.” It is not always going to be possible to be peaceful with everyone. Some people are not accepting of peace. Some people desire strife and panic.
For those that don’t desire peace, show love. All that can be done is to show love to that individual. Love covers all. It is hard to dislike someone who is being loving and happy. Don’t be judgmental. Don’t look down on others. Just be loving and kind.
Find peace. The way to find peace by asking God through prayer. God has a way of giving us what we need. God knows when we need what we need when we need it. That is the mighty and awesome God we serve. He is there for us no matter what. He will be take care of us.
When you are going though life, it can be tough. As one of my good friends pointed, life can feel like a punch in the gut. It can take the life right out of you. That is when you need God’s peace and reassurance the most. Satan has a way to try to discourage us from love. Keep us from getting along. Keep us from peace. He is not the prince of peace; Jesus is. Jesus came to this world to rid us of Satan, death, and Hell. Jesus died for us. That is all we need.
Peace from God surpasses our understanding. Most of what God does surpasses our understanding. God has a plan. God has a plan that involves peace. That peace is shown on Earth and also in Heaven. Make sure that you are following God. A life lived for God and an acceptation of His Son as your Lord and Savior will have peace as your reward. Freedom from sin, the grave, pain and other forms of evil. Have peace today. It is just a prayer away.
Thank You for peace. You are the God of peace. You are here to protect us and help us. Thank You that You are only a prayer away. You are so near to us every day, every hour. You are all that we need. We love You so much that we can never repay all that You have done for us. Help us to rely on You for all that we need as we cannot do anything for ourselves.
In Your name we pray,