Whose Peace? Who’s Peace?

It’s my peace I am speaking of and His peace that brings it to me.

One of my favorite scriptures is Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

In the world in which we live peace is the thing we most need. I have honestly become so upset, angry, nervous, incredulous at what I am hearing, all of the above and more when the news comes on that I have given up watching any of the national news shows. It is hard enough to watch the morning news with all the local murders, kidnaps, robberies and such without watching the faces of the politicians on the national news vomiting their rhetoric and I just can’t take it any more. The only peace we really have is in the Word of God.

Ephesians 2:14 “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation.”

I thought about a song that I love and looked up the backstory on it, I knew it would be good. This is a quote from an article by Lindsay Terry, “In 1937, he (Tommy Dorsey) wrote a song for Mahalia Jackson, “Peace in the Valley,” which has become extremely popular. I will never forget hearing a young black man walking down a road on Andros Island, an out-of-the-way part of the Bahamas, singing “Peace in the Valley.” In the song, Dorsey speaks of being “tired and so weary,” a plight of many of God’s people who “must go along.” But there is coming a time when the “morning is bright and the Lamb is the Light.” In that time and place, the “night is as fair as the day” and there is no more sadness, sorrow, or trouble—only peace.”

We all have problems and there is only one solution, and that is to pray to our Lord. Psalm 4:8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.

Psalm 23: 4, “Yea though I walk through the valley and the shadow of death I will fear no evil.”

How precious it is for us to recognize Jesus as our Savior. Look into His face and call His name, Jesus. Lindsay Terry ended the article by saying; “There is no word more precious than peace, nor a more joyous state of being for a Christian, than to know God’s peace. We long for it, and when it comes to us it is directly from our heavenly Father.

I will close with Jesus’ words from John 14:27 I’m leaving you well and whole. That’s my parting gift to you. Peace. I don’t leave you the way you’re used to being left—feeling abandoned, bereft. So don’t be upset. Don’t be distraught.

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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2 Responses to Whose Peace? Who’s Peace?

  1. Patricia Bowen says:

    YES to all that you say!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Vicki Melton says:

    Our peace is challenged if we allow the emotions or behavior of others to affect us adversely!

    Liked by 1 person

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