The world is trying to make peace in everything that isn’t beneficial. There’s nothing wrong with finding peace, the way you go about it is. So many are feeling like inner peace is that “one peace.” Or peace in something not good. Some don’t realize it won’t last long, and even if you do go and find peace in things in the world, it’s not complete. There is still an unsound feeling resonating. It’s a thirst that can’t be quenched. There are practices and ways to gain peace, but this world will overcome you quicker than you gained your peace of mind. I can say this many times, but I will just once. The only person who can help you get to the next chapter in your life, whether finding peace or just getting to the next chapter, is Jesus. That is when peace will finally be sane. You’ll be able to stop and look to Him for peace, and He will give that to you. God has written the next chapter. Don’t worry but have trust in Him.
I won’t say things can’t be peaceful for the believers. They certainly can be. It’s if you’re trying to find your own, you won’t succeed. As this will be uninhabitable, you’ll have to move to the next lane of where “peace” is. Then what? You’re in the same predicament. You cannot find genuine peace with yourself or, in general, without the peace of Jesus. An anxious heart can be quelled by trusting the fact Jesus will give us peace.
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world” John 16:33 (NLT).
“Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm” Mark 4:39 (NKJV).
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT).
“I will listen to what God the LORD says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants— but let them not turn to folly” Psalm 85:8 (NIV).
What will be challenging is what we will go through. And trying to keep that peace will be daunting because satan is usually at every corner in a shadow. Things going on in the world aren’t peaceful. They counteract peace. We can’t live life with peace in ourselves and claim we’re peaceful because we are at war with ourselves daily. When the peace of Christ is first, we will be content. Even if there are times, we’re at war with ourselves. If we know Jesus is our peace, we will find the peace that is in Him. It entails above, isn’t meaning we can’t have peace or have joy in the things we love to do. Reading, drawing, art, writing, poetry, crafting, blogging, hiking, dancing, etc., means that if we don’t have Jesus as our peace, we will quickly fall into our conception of peace that isn’t sane.
Do all things in moderation is a good thing to keep in mind.
“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJV).