In this daily devotional, I want us to discover the secret to finding inner peace permanently. By this, we will gain practical insights and spiritual guidance to help us experience true peace that transcends all understanding.
See, there is too much chaos in the world, and if the remnants are not careful, we may all be consumed by this unruliness.
Come with me on this transformative journey to live a more fulfilling and peaceful life.
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» Tuesday, 7th March 2023 | I Stand In The Gap Daily Devotional | Finding Inner Peace Permanently
Yesterday, we had a look at “When the Righteous Cry Out“, and today’s is “Finding Inner Peace Permanently.”
Anchor Bible verse of the day
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.John 14:27 (NKJV)
In John 14:27, Jesus assures us of His gift of peace, which is unlike the peace that the world gives. This is to help us discover the peace that surpasses all understanding and to find rest for these souls in Christ.
Themes in John 14:27
John 14:27’s main theme, which is mentioned twice in the verse, is peace. Jesus assures His disciples that He is leaving them with a gift of peace that the world is unable to provide.
- Trust: Jesus is urging them not to worry or be terrified since He is leaving them in peace.
- Assurance: Jesus attempts to convey to them the difference between the peace He offers and the world’s fleeting, ephemeral peace.
- Departure: Jesus’ departure is the verse’s concluding subject. Christ tells His followers that He is going to leave them, but He is not going to leave them all by themselves. The gift of peace He is leaving them will lead and comfort them even after He has left.
Background to John 14:27
In John 14:27, Jesus is speaking to his disciples during the Last Supper, just before his arrest and crucifixion, and is comforting them of the peace He will leave with them through the Holy Spirit while preparing them for His departure.
Given that Jesus had been forewarning them of his approaching death, the disciples probably felt apprehensive and uncertain about the future.
Jesus was therefore reassuring them of their ability to maintain inner peace even in the face of trying circumstances. This context adds a sense of urgency and poignancy to Jesus’ departing words.
Similar Bible verses to John 14:27
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV)
This verse emphasizes the significance of maintaining unwavering faith in God. Even in the midst of trying situations, we can enjoy complete peace when we put our trust in God and maintain our attention on Him.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.Colossians 3:15 (NKJV)
This verse serves as a reminder that Christians are expected to allow the peace of Christ to rule in their hearts.
Peace is a state of being that we can choose to foster in our lives rather than just a passing emotion or mood.
Even in the face of trying situations, we are able to have a profound sense of inner serenity and tranquility when we allow the peace of Christ to govern our hearts. The importance of appreciation is also emphasized in this passage since it contributes to our ability to keep a calm attitude and perspective on life.
In summary, both of these verses emphasize the need to trust in God and surrender our worries and fears to Him in order to find true inner peace.
What is inner peace?
A person’s internal state of peacefulness, tranquility, and contentment is referred to as having inner peace. It is a sensation of calmness, equilibrium, and comfort regardless of the environment.
What is inner peace to the Christian?
For a Christian, inner peace refers to a condition of calm and tranquility that results from a strong and enduring faith in God.
The assurance that God is in control and that everything will ultimately work out for the good of those who love Him gives rise to a peace that is independent of the circumstances around us.
The Christian can experience this inner calm even in the face of challenges and problems because it comes from a close and intimate connection with God. It is a serenity that keeps the heart and mind of a follower of Christ Jesus and is beyond all comprehension (Philippians 4:7).
How is the Christian to live his life?
Based on the title “Finding Inner Peace Permanently” and the Bible verse John 14:27, Christians are encouraged to seek and trust in the peace that only Jesus can offer.
- With regular prayer, meditation, and Bible study, they should make an effort to develop a profound and enduring peace inside themselves.
- Also, they must make an effort to coexist in harmony with others by mediating disputes and looking for peace wherever it is possible.
With the knowledge that Jesus has triumphed over the world and extended His peace to us, the Christian’s life should be marked by a profound and enduring peace that surpasses any adversity on earth.
A reflection on finding inner peace permanently
Our title of seeking inner peace permanently captures the strong desire that many individuals have to have peace in their lives at all times.
For those who are looking for inner peace, John 14:27 offers an inspiring message of hope. In this text, Jesus pledges to grant His followers a serenity that this world is unable to provide. This is a lasting peace that may keep us going even in the face of adversity. It is not a passing or transient peace.
Christians and non-Christians can achieve inner peace by coming to Jesus, and by being more intimate with Him. By doing so:
- We can feel peace and security that is beyond our comprehension when we put our trust in Him.
- We will be at ease knowing that God is in charge and is bringing about our best interests.
Knowing that God is around us at all times can provide us comfort while we are going through difficult times in life.
Hence, it is our responsibility as Christians to live with the inner peace that comes from knowing Him. We are to reflect His peace by being kind, forgiving, and compassionate to those around us.
In the midst of uncertainty, we are to have faith in God’s plan for our lives and find serenity.
Let us strive to live our lives with a profound and lasting sense of inner peace that only comes from Christ alone, holding fast to the promise of John 14:27.
Let us pray
Our Heavenly Father,
We come before you today in search of your unfathomable calm. Knowing that you are the source of real peace, we implore you to be with us in our hearts and give us the inner serenity that only you can give.
We admit that there have been moments when we’ve allowed the worries of this world to get the better of us and have forgotten to turn to you for the serenity we so much need. We beg for your pardon and kindness. Help us to rely on you in any circumstance, knowing that you are in charge and that you have our best interests in mind.
Lord, we are aware that your peace may allay our worries and fears, soothe our suffering, and give us hope. We beg you to give us the courage to put our faith in you, toss away our worries, and find comfort in your warm embrace.
We are grateful, Lord, for answering our prayer and for promising eternal peace. Allow us to consistently experience that serenity so that we can spread it to those who need to experience your love.
In Jesus’ precious name, we pray,
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