where can i find peace?

Image of man with canoe

Peace: serenity. quiet, cease-fire, calm, tranquility. Where do you find peace? Walking alone in a forest? Basking in a sauna? Listening to soft music? Sitting in your robe on the porch before dawn with Folger’s in your cup? Doing Yoga Nidra?

a silent ring of campfires

For me, it’s taking a Kevlar canoe out onto the calm waters of Racquet Lake as the sun is setting. All around, the majestic Adirondack Mountains form a tranquil silhouette against the tapestry of the sky, as the sun’s colors change from rose to orange, yellow, gray and finally just a black sky and twinkling stars. Below, a blanket of evergreens surround the glasslike waters of the lake; it reflects a ring of silent campfires, letting me know I’m not alone in this heaven on earth.

wading through the roiling waters

As the splash of my paddle stops, the peace, calm, and quiet, fills my heart and soul. I am engulfed with the presence of the Lord. “Yea, though I wade through the roiling waters of life, Thou art with me, Thy canoe and paddle protect me.”

peace that lasts

Just the barest foretaste of Heaven. These early peaceful situations, however, are momentary. After each, we return to the cacophony, busyness, conflicts and problems of daily life. But there is a long-lasting peace; it comes from the Lord. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)

how is your peace with god?

How is your peace with God? Christ died on the cross to cleanse us of our sinfulness, but do you believe He did it personally for me and for you? Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1) It’s by repenting, asking forgiveness, when we enter the path of living within His Spirit. We can know we’re His children and run to Him. Let us draw near with a sincere heart, in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:22).

peace with a capital “p”

This is peace that carries us through thick and thin, over mountain, through valleys and storms, 24/7, for life. Peace with a capital “P”. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 1:3)

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