There are times in our life that finding peace is like searching for and finding the Loch Ness Monster. You’ve heard stories that it existed, but the only proof of its existence is in one grainy photograph from many years ago, and has evaded capture ever since. The bible has many scriptures on the subject of peace, and what it will do in our lives, but again it’s one of those things that is hard to grasp; like vapor going into the air from a pot of boiling water. You see it, but you can’t hold it.
The Meaning of Peace . In English, the word “peace” conjures up a passive picture, one showing an absence of civil disturbance or hostilities, or a personality free from internal and external strife. The biblical concept of peace is larger than that and rests heavily on the Hebrew root slm , which means “to be complete” or “to be sound.” The verb conveys both a dynamic and a static meaning—”to be complete or whole” or “to live well.” – Bakers Evangelical Dictionary
God wants you to be complete, to be whole. When you have peace in the biblical sense of the word, you can stand in the midst of the storm and say to it “PEACE! Be still…”, and the storms will begin to quiet in your life. Peace does not have to be elusive, or something that others have but you don’t have.
Speak God’s word to the storms in your life. Speak to those mountains, refuse to let issues and situations keep you from being whole. In John 5, Jesus spoke to the man who had been lying at the pool of Bethesda for 38 years and asked him “Do you want to get well?” The man had a choice to make. He could continue to lay there or he could choose to get up and walk in his wholeness. Jesus commanded him saying “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”
Will you seek peace in your life? Do you want to be complete? Do you want to get well? If so, then get up and do something about it! Stop feeling sorry for yourself and take a step forward.
“…they must seek peace and pursue it.” – I Peter 3:11
Love you to life!