That is because you cannot manufacture it, legislate it, buy it or grow it. True inner peace is not the result of a new social consciousness. Peace is the result of something happening in our soul; it is an inner reality, not the result of our having obtained, achieved, or experienced something.
True peace comes from having our hearts touched by the Prince of Peace, The Lord Jesus Christ. All of life has but one central focus, embracing the one who loved us so much that He laid down His sinless life willingly, to pay the price for all of our sins.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
He alone puts the soul at rest, because we cannot find peace in this life without being rightly related to God, and Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, has made that a reality. He whose Name is above all names, whose power and glory spans time and space, is the one whose sacrifice is the only way to still the conscience of a heart bound by sin.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
How do we stop the chaos of life to explore and experience such a life changing truth such as this? By making it a crucial priority right now. Another day is more of the same isn't it?
The Quiet Place
There are times in each of our lives when we absolutely must find a quiet place to refresh and renew our spirit. Life is full of pathways that lead to hardship, suffering and loneliness. We can feel as if we are about to explode with stress and the strain of life.
We long to find inner peace, but instead .... as an instant gratification bred generation, we remedy our lack of peace by fixing a cocktail, puffing on a pipe, we go shopping, watch TV, play video games, do Face Book, roll on to Twitter, or we try to maintain the separate identities and plot lines of 9 reality shows at once, or obsess about sports, or run, walk, eat, or drop into an escape world of numbed sleep. Whew...no wonder inner peace is so elusive.
The Road Less traveled is the one we never take
"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6.
May we each be refreshed daily by our Gentle Shepherd as we meet Him in The Quiet Place