How do we find the peace we so desperately need when our world is spiraling downward into a bottomless pit of immorality, terrorism is the new norm, and leaders lack integrity and godly wisdom to lead by example?
My faith says if I pray hard enough and believe long enough things will change.
Is it too much to hope for? Am I considered naÃ¯ve to even think things could possibly be different from what they are now? Is it not myÂ privilegeÂ to thinkâ€¦to believeâ€¦to prayâ€¦to hope…to expect?
Here is what I think; here is what I believe, and pray and hope and even imagineâ€¦
Through the heartfelt mercies of our God, Godâ€™s Sunrise will break in upon us, shining on those in the darkness, those sitting in the shadow of death, then showing us the way, one foot at a time, down the path of peaceâ€¦
Â That is it! The path of peace!
Â The path of peace will lead us to that blissful place of eternal rest. There will be no more sorrow, tears, heartache and pain.
Â The path of peace will lead us to that majestic ambiance of glory unimaginable. Â No natural eye can behold its brilliance and exquisite decor.
Â No finite mind can comprehend its power. Â No frail body made of dust can stand under its weight of glory.
Â Oh! The Path of Peace.
It is a path that anyone can take to find their way to the Father.Â He hasÂ been waiting since before the foundation of the world to welcome you into the family.
Do you want to know how to get on this path of peace? Â Because I sense, youâ€™re tired and weary from the burdens you bear. Your life is spinning out of control. Your mind is tormented by nightmares. The daily challenges you face are daunting; they leave you drained of strength to survive. Â Youâ€™re restless although you take sleeping pills. Your system has become immune to Prozac. You feel hopeless; youâ€™re exhausted because your days are spent worrying about anything…everything. You donâ€™t have the power to sustain yourself.Â You are tired of suffering from sickness and diseases. The substance abuse and sexual promiscuity are no longer gratifying.Â You feel used and cheap. Your â€œpint-sizedâ€ self-esteem has evaporated into thin air. There is no satisfaction in anything you do. You are emotionally and mentally stressed by the pressures and cares of a life; therefore, you have Â concluded life is unfair and hopeless. Â
Â The voice in your head is screaming louder and louder, â€œKill yourself! Itâ€™s yourÂ only way out!â€
Â NO! WAIT! Do not listen! Itâ€™s lie!Â Suicide is NOT the way out! STOP!Â Your solution is here!
Â TODAY, RIGHT NOW You CAN start the journey on the path of peace by accepting Jesus Christ into your heart as Savior and Lord.
Â Jesus was punished for our sins so that we may have peace (Isaiah 53:5).
Christ gives peace and rest to all who come to him in faith (Matthew 11:28-30).
Peace comes through justification by faith in Jesus (Romans 5:1).
Jesus gives peace (John 14:27).
Now is the perfect time of the year to have the peace soÂ desperatelyÂ needed. This peace is incomprehensible to the finite mind. Â It cannot be explained logically. Â It can only be experienced personally and spiritually by faith in the Prince of Peace. Â Â Iâ€™m praying for youâ€¦.
Â Heavenly Father,
Â Thank You for sending this word for that special individual who has no hope. It is because of Your unfailing love that Youâ€™re reaching out to them now. I pray that Your calming Presence embrace them now. Let Your peace overshadow and Your love uphold them.Â Open their eyes to see beyond present chaos and calamities of life, and let them envision the beauty and tranquil place of glorious hope.Â Father, it’s Your desire that we all have peace that exceeds our understanding.Â And thank You, that You made provision by sending Your Son Jesus Christ as the Light to breakthrough like the majestic sunrise. Let the warmth of the Light shine and dispel the darkness that lurks in the soul of that beloved whose weary, battered and bruised. Mend their broken heart. Restore. Renew their mind. Change their life and make them new in Christ.
To start your journey on the path of peace, pray this prayer:
Â I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is Your Son; that He died on the cross and You raised HimÂ from the dead. I confess that I am a sinner in need of salvation. Lord Jesus, come into my heart. I repent; I turn away from a life of sin and turn to You. Forgive me of my sins and make me whole. I receive You as my Savior and Lord.Â Thank You, Father, for rescuing me from a destructive lifestyle and eternal damnation. Thank you for eternal life. I receive Your peace with thanksgiving. In Jesusâ€™ name I pray. Amen.
If you prayed this prayer in sincerity, you are saved! You are now on the path of peace. Make sure you pray daily, and read the Bible. Get connected with a local church where the Bible is taught, and you can fellowship with other believers. This practice will help you grow and become knowledgeable about the teachings of Christ and the written Word of God.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).
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