Peace in a Noisy World

We live in a world full of noise. When was the last time you stopped for a moment…just to listen? No music, no headphones, no filling the space with artificial noise–just taking a moment to listen.

There's nothing inherently wrong with noise, but turmoil around us often results in frustration in us. Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the noise of life? What do we use to shut out noise? Typically, we create more noise–like music, video games, or a movie. In a world like that, what can we do to enjoy true peace?

Objective peace with God comes through Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. True peace cannot come through an inner fight for peace or through the offering of imperfect good works to God. God brings peace to those who place their faith in Jesus Christ, His eternal Son.

This objective, external peace between sinners and God that can be accomplished only through the blood of Jesus. But there's also a subjective peace with God that God's redeemed people can experience as we grow in our trust of Him. What about when God's children struggle to find subjective peace? How do we find it? Isaiah 26:3 gives us the answer: we can enjoy peace by resting on God. Isaiah 26:3-4 3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. 4 Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.

God keeps us in peace. Peace is something we can and should fight for, but it is ultimately something God brings, not something we can produce ourselves. Our battle for peace is not so much a battle for peace as it is a battle for faith in the true God. As we trust in the Lord, He brings peace.

 

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