How do I find peace?
The world is restless. Various expectations make us anxious and our mind is troubled. We long for inner peace and and seek it in many ways. But why can't we seem to find it?
I have both bad and good news for you: peace cannot be found inside a person. No matter how much you focus on your inner self, you won't find peace there. You can calm yourself down in many ways, but this is only treating the symptoms and does not provide lasting inner peace. Even if all the external factors causing unrest disappeared, it would not bring true peace.
Inside man is an empty space the size of God. God created us to live with Him, and as long as we live apart from God, we live apart from the true purpose of our lives. Our sin broke the relationship between man and God. We are therefore like in a state of war against God. Fortunately, this war has been won by God. Jesus overcame it with his death on the cross and by his resurrection. By believing in Him, we get peace with God.
Jesus gives you the peace that lasts even when the world around you is in turmoil. When you live together with Jesus, you are safe in the care of almighty God. To help you with this, He has given e.g. The Bible, prayer alone and together, the Holy Communion, the fellowship of Christians in the congregation and, for example, good spiritual music.
”Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”