by Randy Chambers, 2015-08-04
John 14:27, NIV: 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.
You cannot find Godís peace by seeking it, but only by seeking God do you find
it. When we are faced with troubled times, it is often our first impulse to find
the quickest escape. But if we must endure, perhaps then we ask God for His
peace as we endure. We know there are storms we must weather; yet we would hope
for Godís peace to get us through; perhaps to sedate us until the storm is over.
But the peace of God does not come to end our troubles, or to make us
comfortable or unaware of our pain. His peace comes to us as we seek Christ who
is the bringer of peace--not because we seek the peace itself. In troubled
times, we seek Him. While pain persists, we seek Him. We open His Word, we open
our hearts, and we seek Him. And peace is there within Him.