I’m learning that real deal peace comes from God and God alone. I know when you read that like you’re like “duh!” in your head but it’s definitely possible to know that but operate completely differently. I’m currently at a very uncomfortable place in life in all aspects. Im stepping into multiple transitions that all are extremely uncertain and could make one be super anxious. Most times when we think or find ourselves being anxious, we are reminded of the scripture “be anxious for nothing, but in all things make your requests known and God will give you peace of mind beyond your comprehension. So, of course, I find myself meditating on that daily and yet still leaving from that place of meditation and trying to pursue worldly things that I think bring me peace but don’t. It’s like in my head I’m like” if I just secure a good paying job, transition into a beautiful apartment and cultivate a peaceful environment there..then I’ll be at peace.
But lately I’m being convicted in the the truth that real deal peace beyond my understanding does not and will never come from this world.
It won’t come from having a great job that I love that pays well. It won’t come from the perfect apartment furnished with beautiful furniture. It won’t even come from having the best group of friends around me. It will, however, come from God, but most importantly my deep & intimate relationship with Him. Because truth be told I could get all those things and believe that I have peace and then lose it all and fall apart because I got comfortable with pseudo peace. But real peace beyond my comprehension comes from an undistracted devotion and relationship with God. That’ll be the peace that buffers all the negative things that happen around me and keeps me sane. That’ll be the peace that has me smiling and living joyously even when all types of chaos is breaking loose around me.
That peace, is what I’m after. Real deal peace.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” ~John 14:27