Finding Peace

As I write this, threats of winter storm Gail is blowing into my area of the country. We are just on the edge of the storm, so I don’t expect too bad of ice and wetness. Yet, already people are freaking out. Stockpiling. Closing schools. Filling car tanks. Getting generators ready. They want to be in control and be ready. And as much as they prepare, they can’t really know what’s coming.

They want peace of mind. But will they really find it?

We search for it. We long for it. And it too often eludes us. The reason, we are looking in the wrong places and in the wrong ways. We can’t supply it or keep it. But what we can do is connect ourselves to it. Or more preciously, connect ourselves to Him.

You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
Isaiah 26.3 esv

Some quick thoughts …

  • Peace starts in the mind. Keep it on Him and His ways.
  • Peace isn’t found in an absence of problems, cutting out chaos, muffling mayhem, stifling strife. Peace is found in the presence of God. He is our peace in and through the madness. That’s why He is the Prince of Peace.
  • The peace He gives is perfect, complete, lacking nothing.

Peace on earth, good will to men! That’s the Christmas season I want. so bring it on Gail … I’m ready!

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