Peace: A sense of contentment and joy. Feeling fulfilled and without worry.
There has been one week of my life where I felt total and complete peace, and I wish for it again and again. It was one of the best weeks I have ever had, peace is such a beautiful thing. However, many people lack peace in their lives, I do as well. I worry about everything, I let my anxiety get the best of me and when I don’t feel at peace neither does Levi.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. -Matthew 11:28-30
As we see in Matthew God wants us to have peace, He wants us to be light and happy hearted. The problem is, its so easy to become anxious and worried in this busy world, so how are we supposed to be at peace? The answer, Ive always found is to draw close to the Lord, the closer you are to Him, the nearer you are to peace. The time I felt peace so clearly was when I felt the closest to God.
Its easy to see when people are at peace, they seem bright and without worry, though their life may not be perfect. Peace is another fruit of the spirit, and one that I think more people need. Everyone is so busy, they forget to take time for themselves to rest and live in the moment. To have time when they can appreciate their lives and the good things in them. Peace helps having patience with people and life, and helps with having joy, and being in relationships.
Peace is not easy to come by and I wish that I felt more at peace, more often, but I know that the closer I get to Christ the more Ill feel it. I hope that youll come to know peace and when you have it, help others to feel it too.