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The Search For Peace



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The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds. —Philippians 4:7


At the height of their popularity,
creativity, and wealth, the Beatles produced a controversial project
called “The White Album.” It signaled the breakup of the band by
featuring pieces that were primarily individual in nature instead of
collaborative.

It also revealed a growing disenchantment with all
that their fame had produced. In his song “I’m So Tired,” John Lennon
expressed the emptiness of his “successful” and wealthy life with these
profound words: “I’d give you everything I’ve got for a little peace of
mind.” All that he had, all that he had accomplished, and all that he
had become could not meet this simple, yet deep, personal need.

The
world we live in cannot offer peace. It offers only poor options.
Pleasure, power, and possessions are no substitute for peace of heart
and mind.

Paul reminded the believers at Philippi, “The peace of
God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and
minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:7). This is the peace God brings
to those who have been reconciled to God by faith in His Son Jesus
(Eph. 2:14-16). It is a peace we are to share with a world that is
desperate for it.

Peace—real peace—is found only in a relationship with Jesus. Have you received His peace?  — Bill Crowder

Finding Real Peace
Accept the reconciliation God offers by asking Him
to forgive you. Believe that His Son Jesus died on the
cross for your sins and was raised from the dead.

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. —Jesus

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