Peace Comes By Trusting In Christ
‘Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ Romans 5:1
Charles Stanley tells of asking his waitress, ‘If you could ask God for anything, what would that be?’ Instantly she answered, ‘I want to feel at peace.’ Through tears she spoke of painful losses that turned her life into intense emotional turmoil. Many people, like this young woman, want inner peace without a relationship with Jesus, the Prince of Peace. They seek it in ways that don’t work—physical fitness, improving their appearance, financial security, fame, social status, or human relationships. Some seek it in alcohol and drugs. But none of these things can provide peace of heart and mind; only a relationship with Jesus can do that.
Before we meet Jesus we are slaves to sin, living in opposition to God (Romans 6:16).
Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
And our sins separate us from God so we live with guilt, stress, and shame. But He has provided a remedy. ‘But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’ (Romans 5:8), removing our sin, guilt, and shame, and ending our separation from God. When we trust in Christ as our Saviour He promises, ‘Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,’ (Romans 5:1 NIV)
If you have placed your trust in Christ, read this:
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7)
Source: The Word For Today