The Way to Peace

Peace becomes scarcer as you age. Innocence breeds more peace. Lack of it brings more thoughts and more chaos. Back on the days when you were young, you rarely think about peace. When I look at my two sons so carefree and unmindful of the worries that usually plague adult people, I envy kids! Their innocence is priceless. If they only knew that as they grow older, their minds will be corrupted by all sorts of knowledge that even good ones can disrupt inner peace. As you grow older, you make mistakes, you have regrets, your learn from different experiences, and you see, feel, and think about all different things that you come across and your amazing mind can hold all these thoughts together even after long years. Then, peace becomes more elusive. The more you think and the more you care, the more you desire, the more you plan, and the more you ambition, the more peace is hard to get. How beautiful it is to stay being a kid. If only life permits it. Kids take life in a limited view and care only for what brings them joy. They easily laugh, easily forgive, and easily fall asleep. Adults don’t easily do these things. Perhaps, their innocence is the reason why Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven belongs to people like the children. Jesus said,

“Allow the little children, and don’t forbid them to come to me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these.” – Matthew 19:14 (WEB)

If there is one thing that I would wish for the world it would be peace. Not just world peace, but peace in the heart and mind of every man. It is clearly evident how peace cannot be gained from wealth or fame. There were and there are wealthy and famous people who need pills to trigger sleep. There are highly successful people who suffer depression and mental conflicts because of lack of peace of mind. And there are many people in the poverty line as well who suffer the same thing. Money, wealth, or fame are not the answers to peace. What is the way to peace? The Bible teaches us the way to peace.

“In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7

The way to peace is connection to God. A deep and genuine connection with the Lord Jesus Christ. The kind of connection where you make Jesus involved in everything you think and do everyday of your life. You commit every desire, plan, and work to God through prayer. You are not overly concerned of many things but you hand them over for God to arrange things for you, help you make sense of them, and direct you to the right path.

I started this week with a prayer for wisdom as I laid out to the Lord all the needs and tasks I needed to accomplish. When I try to work things out according to my own understanding, my own methods, and my own time frame, the more unproductive I become. I tend to be more tensed as I look at the calendar with lots of dues to meet. But everytime I rest in Jesus by telling Him what I need, I found out that everything works out well, smoothly, and with such orderly fashion that I have more time to rest. Moreover, I am able to think clearly, be focused with my work, and even finish it before the date is due. Above all, I do not find myself worried or anxious. I have peace. I feel light and confident. Is it magic? No! It is God’s hand of grace in man’s affairs. It is the peace of God that surpasses understanding.

God can guard your mind and heart with His peace when you submit your will to His will. He gives you peace when you seek Him in your needs and desires. What is the way to peace? Talk to Jesus. Tell Him your fears, your needs, your wants, your plans, your thoughts. Tell Him about your life. Only then you can experience the kind of peace that man could not even fully comprehend.

Published by Deborah Agustin

A High School Teacher who loves to write.

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