“peace, where is peace for our nations. our homes, and most of all our hearts and minds?”.
The agonizing cry has echoed down through the ages, but it is
heard with increasing intensity as the world becomes progressively more tempest-tossed and panic-stricken.
It is also the cry of the heart? Amidst the prevailing discontent and disturbance, do you long for an inward quietness that transcends all else?
Endless achievements directed at making the world a safer, better place have only made life more complex and complicated. Though in many ways people have it easier than their parents, they are uneasier.
People are weary and worried. Beyond question there is a need for direction and counsel, security and confidence. We need and want peace of mind.
Peace of mind, what a treasure! Can this treasure actually be found in a world of so much conflict and despair, of so much turmoil and trouble?
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The great search is on! Many, are seeking peace in fame and fortune, in pleasure and power, in education and knowledge, in human relations and marriage. They desire to fill their heads with knowledge and their purses with wealth, however their SOULS remain empty.
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
Others are seeking to escape from the realities of life in drugs or alcohol, but the peace they seek eludes them. All their seeking only takes them in a vicious circle of frustrations and futility. They are empty and lonely, still in a TROUBLED WORLD with a TROUBLED MIND.
Many search among outward and tangible things, but neglect to look within. They are afraid of what they may discover. They would like to blame a troubled world for their troubled minds, but the cure must begin within their own hearts.
If you are reading this and do not know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I would like to extend this invitation to you to receive the gift of salvation today. You can do so by praying and truly believing the prayer below, or by praying to God in your own Words.
I confess that I have sinned against You, and I know that there is nothing I can do by my own efforts to change my condition. I believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood and died on the cross for my sins; And that He rose from the grave on the Third Day to grant me eternal life. I know You love me, God, and I love You. I place my faith and trust only in You to conform my heart to Your will; And to order my steps everyday, from this day forward. Thank You , Lord, for saving me.
When we accept salvation, God saves us immediately, and makes us fit for entrance into Heaven, however some changes God will empower you to make easily, while making other changes will be a process that may take months or even years to make. Regardless of your situation, I assure you that the Lord loves you more than you could ever comprehend, and He will be with you every step of the way. Pray, study God’s Word and ask Him to give you revelation of what you are reading. I also pray that the Lord will direct you to a true Bible teaching, Jesus loving church, where you can have the support of other believers.