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The 9 Series: Peace

By Zion Gasilan, Ministry Resident

How can one experience true, lasting peace? Everyone desires peace, especially peace that comes from within, which is inner peace. It is a precious virtue that every person longs for in life.

People try to look for peace in all sorts of places and experiences. Many resort to religion, education, and even wealth. Others would try yoga to find that inner peace from within. Some would get away from the city to experience the peace and tranquility of nature. All these may be conduits of peace and can provide good benefits in one’s life, but they will never be a true source of peace. They can never be acquired from this world or from within.

The true source of peace comes from none other than the person and being of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 6:22-23) and a virtue that is being produced through one’s relationship with Jesus as they abide in Him and walk in the Spirit through the word of God.

Do you have peace in your life or are you constantly worrying and searching for it in different places? Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Come to Jesus in prayer. Lift your problems, hurts, and pains to Jesus who knows what you are going through. Trust in Him and He will give you peace. It is a peace that this world cannot offer. It is the peace that comes from God.

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal” Isaiah 26:3-4.

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