Finding Peace Through World Conflict
“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).
Peace is something we all yearn for—for our personal safety, the security of our residing country, and for the world. However, peace is much more than living without war. When emotions run high on both sides of a debate, we often forget the human element. The roots of war are deeply embedded in the carnal nature of man, in our quest to defeat each other. The desire of one person or country to possess what another has led to hostility, violence, and widespread suffering and death. War inevitably results in innocent victims being caught in the crossfire. It is a vile and evil aspect of our existence that has been present since the time of Cain and Abel. But without wars, oppressive rulers remain in power, perpetuating the cycle.
The Bible frequently speaks about peace. The undeniable truth is, that without Jesus, peace will never prevail. He is the Prince of Peace. Jesus Christ offers the enduring peace that only He can provide. As long as people oppose Him and the love and peace He offers, war will persist. We must pray fervently for people in war-torn areas to find Jesus and for the Christian missionaries who risk their lives to share the Gospel with those who desperately need to hear it. Equally, we must pray for world leaders across the globe to acknowledge Him and be guided by Him in their decision-making. As we anticipate the day when there will be no more suffering or war, let us exemplify God’s love to the world. Let peace start in each of us.
Your Call to Action
Let’s strive to be peacemakers, not just peacekeepers. Reach out to your neighbors, extend love to those different from you, forgive freely, and remember to always be kind. The world is in desperate need of the love and peace that Jesus offers. Let us be the conduits of that peace.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6).
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3).
Father God, thank You for being the light in a dark world. Help us to contribute to the quest for peace, not hinder it. Give us the strength to live in accordance with Your word, and grant us kindness toward those we encounter. Be with world leaders, guiding them to know You and lean on Your wisdom. Protect our missionaries overseas as they spread Your word to those who need it. Our immediate surroundings—our neighborhoods, towns, and cities—are mission fields in dire need of You, Lord. May Your light shine through us in all our actions and words. In the mighty name of Jesus, we pray, Amen.
A Comforting Closure
The journey to global peace begins with personal peace in Jesus. Let’s embrace Him in our own lives first and then share His love with the world around us.
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