On Peace

John 14:27

 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Did you know that you can either choose to be happy or sad? Many times , we often spend our time thinking about our past experiences. We think about the exams we failed, the relationships that didn’t work out, the way we talked to that friend, etc. We dwell on all these and they affect our progress in life. Why are you troubled? You can have peace even in the midst of difficulties.

God wants you to enjoy peace in the midst of storms and failures. He wants us to enjoy His peace in abundance even when things aren’t going right. You see, the fact is you are never going to get rid of life’s little aggravations. It is not possible to get to a point where you don’t have challenges. Oh! Many would say I need a job, I want to be engaged, I need that admission, I need this , I need that. Many would even say I want to travel out of this country. And all these things are draining your joy, energy and your enthusiasm. But all these things won’t stop challenges from coming your way.

The only thing you can do is to change your approach to life. Jesus said to the storm, peace be still. Peace doesn’t mean absence of trouble. You can be facing different challenges all around you on the outside, yet you have real peace on the inside. Peace is very important in your life as a believer, this would help you to be calm and keep believing God.

Complaining about your present situation will solve nothing, it will only take away the peace of God in your heart. God can only work where there is peace, faith and expectancy not attitude of unbelief, worry, and discouragement. Even when life is not treating you fairly, you are still going to be at peace. Even when your relationship is shaking. You will be at peace. Even when the job is not coming yet. You will not worry and still be at peace!

Funny enough, many of us lose our peace on things we cannot change. You know you can’t control the traffic, why lose your peace? You know you cannot change your lecturer , why lose your peace?

Do not allow devil to steal your joy.

Be positive

Stay calm

Keep believing

Stay in peace

Shalom!

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