- John 14:1 (NASB)
How do you live your life? Is your heart troubled or at peace? I submit that if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, you need to live in peace.
I know that when one looks at all the “stuff” happening in our world that peace is not the first thing that comes to mind. But the thing to remember is that this world is a place of trouble. This is the way the world has been since the fall and it is the way things will be until the Lord’s return. So trouble is a given variable. So how do we follow Jesus’ command to be at peace? Our Lord tells us how to follow.
Peace takes faith. Jesus says in the verse above to believe. Belief is a dependence or reliance upon something or someone. The path to peaceful living is to rely upon the Lord for everything…everything! When we begin to trust God’s word, we begin to find peace.
Why is depending upon Jesus the path to peace? The reason why is because Jesus has plans for those who follow Him.
2 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.” 3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
- John 14:2, 3 (NASB)
Do you know that Jesus is busy preparing an eternal home for those who believe in Him for salvation? This world may be our current home but it will not always be our home. A new world is coming and God is building a place for you to spend eternity. Whatever you may be going through in this world of trouble is not forever. You have God’s promise of a better home.
The great thing about your eternal destiny is that you will be where God is. As a Christian, we believe that God is with us now and so He is in spirit. When you get to your new home, you will be with God physically. You will be safe and sound forever.
This is why Christians can live in peace. We have a great future ahead of us. It does not matter what happens here in this world because we look forward to our new home.
How do we know that Jesus is telling the truth here? We know He is telling the truth because He took the effort to die for us and be raised from the dead. By this we can know that His promise is true.
- Pastor Randy