How To Have Peace

Everyone wants peace… but people look in different places for peace. Some may look for peace in an alcoholic drink to “soothe their nerves.” Some pay insert a needle in their arms to get a high from drugs. Some may take a trip thinking that will surely bring them peace. But all of things mentioned above are wrong.
If you want real, lasting peace, it will only come from Jesus. In II Thessalonians 3:16, the apostle Paul wrote, “Now may the Lord of peace himself, give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.”
Notice Paul says, “Now may the Lord of peace himself…” Peace only comes from the Lord. You can have a drink… but the alcohol leaves your system and then, you have to drink again. Drugs wear off besides doing damage to your body and even your brain. A trip.. that’s nice but eventually you have to go home.
Paul refers to Jesus as, “the Lord of peace…” meaning He is the source of peace. So, to get the peace of Christ first, we have to know Jesus. Do you know Jesus as your Savior today?
But, you can know Jesus as your Savior and still not have peace at times. That’s because, we don’t allow the Holy Spirit to reign in our lives. If you are a Christian, the Holy Spirit lives in you and wants to give you peace. But, you have to allow the Spirit to control your life.
We can have peace… even when we lose our jobs…
We can have peace… even if we don’t get the promotion…
We can have peace…. even when we don’t make the sale….
We can have peace… even when our money is short or even gone.
How? Because we have faith in Jesus.
Do you have peace? If not, you can. Make sure you know Jesus as your Savior and you are allowing the Holy Spirit to control your life.
“Peace, peace, wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above.
Sweep over my spirit, forever I pray
In fathomless billows of love!”

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