Peace: Fighting Anxiety God's Way

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Throughout history, the people God called His own have rebelled again and again. God relentlessly and lovingly pursued them into foreign lands, out of slavery, through prophets and judges and kings—yet they still turned toward false gods and unholy ways of living. 


Doing things their way did not bring them peace. What they needed was the truth—their sin was separating them from God. And the only way to get the peace they needed was through repentance and obedience.


The same is true for us. God has a plan to bring us peace through His son, Jesus. He sent Jesus to be the once-for-all, perfect sacrifice to forever atone for all of our sins—past, present, and future. 


When we place our faith in Jesus for salvation, the Bible says we are justified and have peace with God (Rom. 5:1). Every barrier to our relationship with Him was wiped out through Jesus’ blood on the cross.


Peace within ourselves and peace with others first begins when we have peace with God. As you will see throughout this devotional, a healthy relationship with God is foundational to being at peace and handling anxiety—no matter what comes your way.