Find Inner Peace and Have Peace Of Mind In Your Life
Want to know how to find inner peace and have peace of mind in your life on a daily basis? Two thousand years ago an angel appeared to shepherds abiding in a field, watching over their flocks by night. Clothed in glorious light, his sudden appearance terrified them. He greeted them with these words, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” No sooner were these words spoken when suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Find Inner Peace Through Jesus Christ
This announcement by the heavenly host to the inhabitants of earth significantly tied together the birth of the Son of God into our world, and the peace the world so desperately needs. “Peace on earth to those on whom His favor rest.” they declared. If having peace in ones life comes only to those on whom His favor rests, the question would be,
“How do I get His favor to rest on me so I can find inner peace?”
The reality is, that no matter what a man may aspire to, be it fame, riches, power, or anything else this world has to offer, there is no inner peace to be found therein. If a person does not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, peace will always be momentary and fleeting and you will never find inner peace for any length of time. Why? Simply because of mankind’s inherent fear of death. There can be no true and lasting peace in the heart of a man, while the inevitable specter of the grave lies ever before him.
But God loved us too much to leave us to the grave, nor would He allow those who are His to live a life never knowing the inner peace He would have us live in. So this is what He did so you can enjoy and find inner peace.
“Since, therefore, [these His] children share in flesh and blood [in the physical nature of human beings], He [Himself] in a similar manner partook of the same [nature], that by [going through] death He might bring to nought and make of no effect him who had the power of death, that is, the devil. And also that He might deliver and completely set free all those who through the [haunting] fear of death were held in bondage throughout the whole course of their lives.” (Hebrews 2:14 & 15 Amplified Bible)
Before Jesus came to earth, the Bible states that the Devil had the power of death. It was by going through death that Jesus took from him the power of death. Before the world was created, God, who knows the end from the beginning, knew that one day in eternity, He would have to go through an unimaginable death by crucifixion in order to take from the enemy of man, the power of death. By doing this, He broke the chains of bondage that held mankind in its grip, because of the fear of eternal death.
Jesus in turn, has placed the power of life or death back into our hands. Every one of us has the power to accept what God has done for us, and choose life. Placing ones destiny in the Hands of God brings peace that surpasses all understanding and is the only way to find inner peace. Of course, we also have the power to reject the Lordship of Christ, and by so doing, declare that we have chosen instead to be our own gods. This decision leads to eternal death. The point is, that the power is in our hands. God says, “Choose life, that you and your seed might live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19)
Rest On God’s Promise and Find Inner Peace
God has promised that if we trust and believe in what Jesus Christ has done for us by His death and resurrection, the grave will not hold us. At the appointed time, when Jesus returns to the earth, He has promised to resurrect all who have chosen Him as their Lord and Savior. Only by knowing with complete certainty that your eternal destiny is sealed by God, and that you are destined to live forever, will you ever know lasting inner peace. Jesus must have thought it was worth it; how can we not.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
Before He left the earth, Jesus gave this gift to all who believe and trust in Him
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27 NKJV)
I produced a video to the classic song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel. It reminds me of God’s love for us and always lifts my spirits-Enjoy and experience the love of God!
By V.P. Valentino -Copyright © 2012