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! Leaders lack integrity and godly wisdom to lead by example.
Is it too much to hope for? Am I considered naïve to even think things could possibly be different from what they are now? Is it not my privilege to think, to believe, to pray, to hope…to expect?
My faith says if I pray hard enough and believe long enough things will change.
Is it too much to hope for?
Here is what I think. Here is what I believe, pray and hope for, even imagine:
Through the heartfelt mercies of our God, God’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 peace.
That is it! The path of peace!
The path of peace will lead us to that blissful place of eternal rest. There will be no more sorrow, tears, heartache and pain.
The path of peace will lead us to that majestic ambiance of glory unimaginable. No natural eye can behold its brilliance and exquisite splendor.
No finite mind can comprehend its power. No frail body made of dust can stand under its weight of glory.
Oh! The Path of Peace.
It is a path that anyone can take to find their way to the loving Father. He has 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? I sense you’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. You’re restless although you take sleeping pills. Your system has become immune to antidepressants. You feel hopeless; you’re exhausted because your days are spent worrying about anything…everything. You don’t have the power to sustain yourself. You are tired of suffering from physical sickness and disease, emotional and mental pain caused by grief and a broken heart. The substance abuse and sexual promiscuity are no longer gratifying. You feel used and cheap. Your pint-sized self-esteem has evaporated into thin air because of the choices you’ve made. There is no satisfaction in anything you do. You are stressed by the pressures and cares of life; therefore, you have concluded life is unfair and hopeless.
The voice in your head is screaming louder and louder, “End it all! Suicide is your only way out!”
NO! NO! WAIT! Do not listen! It’s a lie! Suicide is NOT the way out! STOP! Your solution is here!
Hear my voice! I HAVE THE ANSWER! TODAY, RIGHT NOW You CAN start the journey on the path of peace by accepting the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ into your heart as Savior and Lord.
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).
To receive God’s grace of salvation is to receive His Son, Jesus by faith, who died to save us (rescue us) from the penalty, power and one day the presence of sin in this crazy world.
Now is the perfect time to experience the tranquil state of mind that you so desperately need. This peace is incomprehensible to the finite mind. It cannot be explained logically. It can only be experienced personally and spiritually by faith in the Prince of Peace. I’m praying for you:
Thank You for sending this word for that special individual who has no hope. It is because of Your unfailing love that You’re reaching out to them now. I pray that Your calming Presence arrest them now. Let Your peace overshadow and Your love uphold them. Open their eyes to see beyond present chaos and calamities of life and let them envision the beauty and tranquil place of glorious hope. Father, it’s Your desire that we all have peace that exceeds our understanding. 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 individual whose weary, battered and bruised. Mend their broken heart. Restore. Revive. Resurrect hope. May they experience transforming power in their life and situations.
Now, to start your journey on the path of peace, pray this prayer:
I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is Your Son; that He died on the cross and You raised Him 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. 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 Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
If you prayed this prayer in sincerity, you are saved from the penalty and power! 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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