Lasting Peace

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Nothing lasts forever, right? So untrue. God’s love is everlasting, actually from everlasting to everlasting and we know He is the God of peace. Let’s talk about lasting peace.

“Ah, Lord GOD!” I replied, “Look, the prophets are telling them, ‘You will not see the sword or suffer famine, but I will give you lasting peace in this place.’ ” Jeremiah 14:13

I will make a covenant of peace with them. It shall be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will set them in their land and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in their midst forevermore. Ezekiel 37:26

The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. Isaiah 32:17

As we see His peace is lasting peace as well and His covenant forever. So, why does our peace not always last? Life in general affects it. People and situations disturb it. And often we confuse it with natural peace but Jesus left His peace as a gift, John 14:27. And it is not something we should have to struggle for or even work for it is a gift but we have to receive it. We all have treasured gifts, and sometimes, they are put away for safe keeping.

His peace is like that,  but not something we can shelve and look at on occasion. Or put away in a treasure box and open it now and again, it is to valuable. It has to be in your heart, and you keep it there by looking into His Word, sowing peace as much as possible, and speaking it.

God’s covenant and promises may be to Israel, and we know they were always at war in the Old Testament, and it has only been a state since 1948. Like a marriage, His peace is still promised through Jesus, and His reign at the Second Coming. Until then, we can seek peace, and let Him rule our heart.

Many people stay married for their children, live and work and have separate lives and have relationships, outside it. People are content to hang out with the boys or have girls night out, which is fine on occasion, but friends or family, even loving your children, will never replace the husband wife covenant God intended, when they are polar opposites, always at war war, there is no peace.

If you can talk to your spouse, and read and study together, do it. If not and you are a believer, you are still wedded to Christ in the spiritual sense, talk to Him and He is your peace, Ephesians 2:14. Spend time with Him, He is devoted to you, you are His beloved and He will not leave or forsake you. You are neither a widow nor an orphan in His eyes. Be still, and listen.

He offers rest and His peace, and if it starts to run low in your soul, He will refresh and restore you. We need to filled with His Spirit daily, even moment by moment at times, the spiritual warfare is real, and until you are where He wants you to be, with Him forever, in lasting peace. He can give you a taste of it, even now, we can have lasting peace.

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