PRINCIPLE for a GOOD LIFE
I think I was a little spoiled as I was growing up. Mom sewed for me and made things fit beautifully. She even sewed my wedding dress while I was attending college in another state.
A few days before the wedding, mom arrived with the dress, prepared to let it out or take it in. I took it all for granted.
During my growing years, if the dress was too short or the bodice too tight . . . no worries. Mom would let down the hem, or let out the bodice.
Emotionally we do things like that on a daily basis. We make allowances for things that bother us and keep us on edge. We let them remain in our minds and they give us no peace.
People look for personal peace in different ways. Some try to "let" it into their lives through alcohol or drugs---short-term solutions. Even TV becomes boring after hours and hours, too much sleep is not refreshing, and neither is constant snacking.
All of these things miss the principle for a good life. Long-lasting peace does not come from things. It comes from a person who understands everything about us and the world we live in.
Let's hear it from Jesus, himself: Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27 NKJV).
In John 14:1 He said it again: Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
If you are worried that He won't hear your prayer for peace, consider His words in John 6:37: The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.
If that's not encouraging, what is?
Our world has always been full of troubles. Jesus' peace comes on an individual basis. Do you want it?
Step one: Do not let your heart be troubled any longer. Step two: Ask Jesus to give you peace, the kind that only He can give.