How to Find Peace in the Pain

One of the longings of the human soul is to find peace. The world offers us peace through things like health insurance, retirement funds, policemen and firefighters. The world’s peace depends on circumstances, but Jesus offers us a different kind of peace that can’t be taken away. Even in the midst of pain, tribulation, and despair, your heart can be settled and peaceful when your hope is fixed on Jesus. 

Peace can be difficult to find in today’s culture and fast-paced world.

  • Some of the things that rob us of peace are ambition, envy, being critical, and needing to be in control.
  • Several years ago, I was facing an uncontrollable situation and was in a season of sorrow, depression, and grief. I was worried, stressed out, and overwhelmed.
  • What I learned was how to really seek the peace of God.

How do you experience the peace of God that transcends all understanding when all hell is breaking loose in your life?

 Dark times are meant to be a place for us to learn the deeper truths of God’s grace. 

  • You can be a faithful Christian who loves Jesus and still go through dark seasons.
  • You can be surrounded by great people and still feel like you’re alone.
  • The enemy wants you to believe that no one cares about you or understands what you’re going through.
  • Even when depression and anxiety set it, the world doesn’t stop moving. You have to continue to lead.

Do you desire to find the peace of God while you go through this season? 

In John 14:1 Jesus says, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” 

How can we experience the peace of God in the middle of suffering?

 1. Believe that Jesus is peace.

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27)

  • If you want to find peace in life, you need to find Jesus.
  • You will continue to experience fear, anxiety, loneliness, and worry if you don’t have the holy spirit living inside of you.
  • Godly peace can’t be produced on a human level. It has to be given to you by the grace of God.

2. Believe in your future with Jesus. 

“I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” (John 14:3)

  • When you commit your life to Christ, you can rest in the knowledge that heaven is your home, and that Jesus is in control of your future.
  • What you’re going through now is only for a season, God will resolve it.

 3. Believe that Jesus is with you in your pain. 

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” (John 14:26)

  • We’re tempted to think we’re alone and that God doesn’t care, but Jesus reminds us that His Spirit is always with us.
  • In the midst of our anxiety and pain, the Holy Spirit teaches us and reminds us of what Jesus said.
  • God teaches us how to trust Him by allowing us to go through situations that require trust.
  • The world’s peace depends on circumstances and can be taken away, but the peace that Jesus offers remains, even in the midst of difficulty.

 4. Believe in the power of prayer.

  • Prayer is essential and it works.
  • God fills us with peace when we are in constant communication with Him.

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