Do you know what Jesus kept telling everybody after He rose from the grave? “Peace be with you.” He said it several times. I use to think He said that because He assumed seeing a dead man walking could of been pretty unsettling and He didn’t want them to be scared.
But, it was really so much more. Real peace can only truly come from God. Too many of us think having peace or not having peace comes from the current state of our situations. But our peace is not situational. Peace is a gift from God bestowed on us through His Son, Jesus. No matter our situation, circumstance or emotional state we can have that peace.
The Merriam Webster definition of peace is: state of tranquility: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions: a state of concord or tranquility.
Doesn’t that sound wonderful?
What state is your mind and soul in right now? Most of us would have to say that our emotions and thoughts are full of disquieting and oppressing thoughts. It doesn’t have to be that way. Situations and circumstances in your life may not be perfect, God never promised that your life would be perfect. However, He did leave His peace on you. We must realize that Jesus is our only true source of peace. All other sources are temporary settings or fake. Jesus is the only source that peace freely and continually flows from.
Thank goodness He is always with us. Calm your mind and your emotions today by turning to the source of peace!