How Can I Find Peace?

Here is how you can find God's peace in your life.

We all want peace in our lives -- freedom from strife, and a sense of well-being. The problem is we seek peace in the wrong ways.  

We want to fix our problems externally and control our circumstances, so we have no problems. This doesn't work for two reasons. First, we can't always control all our circumstances or eliminate every problem. Second, true peace comes from within.

Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid."

When you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, He comes into your heart and life through the power of the Holy Spirit. Let Him reign in your life; you do not need to be afraid or troubled. As you seek Him and His peace and focus on what is good, His peace which passes all understanding will keep and guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. So you can certainly pray for God to change your circumstances and do what you can. But be aware that, in good circumstances and in challenges, God can fill you with His Holy Spirit and keep and guard your heart with His peace in Jesus Christ.