If your peace is easily shaken, it’s time to ask yourself a serious question:
Who is your source?
Do you find your peace in the state of the economy? The DOW? The state of politics? Your supply of toilet paper?
There are only two directions you can look for what you need and desire—to God or to man (including yourself).
Most Christians are shaken to the core and lose their peace when things change because they’ve been relying on man. But that is misplacing faith—taking it from God and giving it to man. This is dangerous (see today’s reading).
No matter who people are or how wonderful they are—they’re not God. You can’t substitute anyone or anything for God. That place in your heart is exclusively reserved for God ALONE.
Now, that doesn’t mean you can’t have confidence in other people, but God alone should have that major place in your heart. Faith in people is optional. Faith in God is not.
And just look at the life of someone who has learned to make God their ONLY Source of peace:
“Blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7-8).
That’s the key to enjoying perfect peace and receiving the desires of your heart.
When God is your everything, you can have anything—including a life filled with peace.
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