Think About It: Perfect Peace

It is amazing how many people I talk to along the way of life that are looking for “peace.”

About the time we think things are getting better, we tune in to the daily news and find out differently. All the things that are going on around our world seem to be filled with bad news.

How do we go about coping with it? Does perfect peace still exist?

The answer is found in the Word of God, the Bible. I would like to share some of the scriptures with you today, and I hope they will be an encouragement to you and assure you that perfect peace is still available in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

The scriptures are: “The Lord will bless His people with peace” (Psalm 29:11), “Thou wilt keep Him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isaiah 26:3), “Mark the perfect man and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace” (Psalm 37:37), “Great peace have they which love thy law; and nothing shall offend them” (Psalm 119:165), “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9), “To be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Romans 8:6).

One of my favorite scriptures is found in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you: my peace I give unto you, not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Take a moment now and read these scriptures again. What do they say to you? I find in my life that if I meditate on them and do my best to live by them, they give me perfect peace in my heart in a troubled world.

I once read a quote by J. Sherman Wallace, which says, “Nations have no existence apart from their people. If every person in the world loves peace, every nation would love peace. If all men refused to fight one another, nations could not fight one another.”

We may not be able to do much about the high cost of living, but one thing is for sure if we keep our trust and faith in God, He will see us through. He has promised never to leave us.

In closing, “I will both lay me down in peace and sleep for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety” (Psalm 4:8).

THINK ABOUT IT!

About the Author

George A. Hazlett is a retired minister in the Church of the Nazarene. He has written the weekly column, Think About it!, published weekly in Farm and Dairy for almost 28 years. He and his wife, Myrna, live in Hartville, Ohio. More Stories by George A. Hazlett

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