Find Peace In A Troubled World.
How do you find peace of mind, when you are confused about the issues of life? We live in a world full of conflict troubles, death, sickness, etc. God has continually used suffering to draw people to Himself.
People are fighting with stress, poverty, marriage failure, children “excesses”, etc. We cannot handle all these without help from above.
Many people struggle with why God would allow something of such nature to happen to them. Most times, God could be in control with these going on (suffering).
“Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people, to His saints, but let them not turn back to folly. Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land” (Psalm 85:8-9 KJV).
Throughout the scriptures we see that we should not worry, but cast all our anxieties on Him. We find comfort in knowing these things (Romans 8:28 KJV) or that He will provide. And while we might be tempted to be anxious, we know scripturally that we don’t have to be.
But to someone who does not have the hope of Christ, this all could be so alarming.
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Conventionally, our work, finances, and wealth are affected – health is questionable – and most of us are put under new pressure to either work at home or are laid off all the while staying home. The situation a believer finds himself might be horrible to an unbeliever, simply because he lacks the strength to overcome every situation that comes up to him.
Isaiah 26:3 KJV, says “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you”. Our mind can be in “perfect peace” because we trust that God will not only use such for our good, but to glorify Himself in our situation.
It is amazing to know that an Ungodly person can’t find peace in God simply because they don’t know Him who is our peace. Isaiah 57:21 KJV also states, “There is no peace, says my God, “for the wicked.”
This should give us the concern to pray for those who do not know God, that they may find the peace that He gives. That they will repent of their sins and believe in God rather than being self-righteous. 1 Corinthians 1:18 KJV says “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
And categorically put, in 1 Corinthians 2:14 KJV, “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.”
Finally, Jesus told us in John 14:27 KJV, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
If you love the Lord but are struggling with anxiety about your situation, kindly turn to God now more than ever before.
May you find his peace in every area of your life.