peace.

 

“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.” 

John 14:27

There are times in our lives when we just don’t feel the “peace”.  We are constantly on the move, going from thing to thing, facing stress after stress, and we wonder “where is God in this?”  God promises us that when the Holy Spirit comes to us we will have His peace, the peace that is like nothing else we have ever received.  But in the midst of all of the chaos, we don’t see or feel the peace.

I think its because we are looking for the wrong kind of peace. 

We expect that peace means that every task that we need to complete and every stress that is before us will just vanish, that God will get rid of it all.  The peace that God gives doesn’t wipe away all of the hustle and bustle in ours lives, but rather gives us serenity and rest in those hard times.  He gives us the joy and contentment when we are in the middle of a storm, the strength and courage to persevere through it and hope that better times are coming.

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2 thoughts on “peace.

  1. May all beings be happy.

    Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu
    Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu
    Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu
    Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om

    Loka = world
    Samasta = the whole (lit. together)
    Sukhino = in transcendental happiness
    Bhavantu = let there be
    Shanti = peace

    Peace to (myself, surroundings & whole world, & all creatures/creation)

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