How to Have Peace in Difficult Times

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We all long for peace. We want peace in our minds, in our hearts. We want peace in our family and our relationships and we want peace among nations.

THE WORLD IS A VERY STRESSFUL PLACE

Our fast paced competititve society and broken relationships keep us stressed out most of the time. Every day the media reminds us of war and political discord in our own country.

How can we keep our mind at peace without hiding our head in the sand? Magazines advertise products and activities to relieve our anxiety. Politicians advise diplomacy instead of war to make peace. Diplomacy works for awhile until another unmanageable, unforeseen crisis arises.

PEACE WITH GOD IS POSSIBLE

In His Word, the Bible, God says in Philippians 4:6-7: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

HERE IS THE SECRET TO HAVING PEACE

Every time you feel stressed out go to God and lay that thought that is stressing you out at His feet. You might have to do it again and again. It does become easier as you practice this discipline. What you’re doing is letting go of control and giving God the right to be God in this situation. It’s only when we submit to God that He can give us peace.

If you have never placed your trust in Jesus Christ, you can trust and believe in Him today and receive His peace. The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

You can tell Jesus Christ in a prayer like this: Jesus, I know I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sin and that You rose from the dead. I now trust in You as my Saviour. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour!

+ Plus, listen to Laura Story singing “Perfect Peace”