Peace and Harmony with God

Many times we define peace and harmony as the absence of conflict in being dependent upon the natural outcome of our personal circumstances as leading to a life of serenity.

Therefore as humans we try to eliminate or cope with the disharmony of pain and suffering by attempting to rid ourselves of the negative impact of our external environments which has often wreaked havoc on our lives. Consequently, there are many times in which we find our problems to be unmanageable and we become desperately eager to have some “peace of mind”.

So in order to secure a quieting of our heart when things are beyond our control we often turn to remedies as a means of securing that idealism. This often leads people to seek out the spirituality of Eastern mind religions and philosophy through the false prophets of self help gurus and yogis in trying to disconnect or numb the psyche from reality through illusion, desensitization, or with a feel good mantra.

For those who are looking for a more naturalistic approach apart from metaphysics they will often prescribe to drug abuse, medication or psychotherapy as a means to the end of alleviating this struggle in life.

For others who are not looking for a crutch they may deal with this turmoil in a pragmatic sense of “what works for me”  with their self confident entrepreneurial skill set as a do it yourself attitude while still not being able to truly repair themselves.

The ingenuity of mankind is always striving to invent a way to problem solve the issue yet if not properly approached and apprehended can lead to a counterfeit methodology as exchanging the truth for a lie.

Some times people just approach their hurt like a poor drunk who consumes cheap wine to temporarily inebriate this longing and desire without the integrity to face what is sobering real. At best their attempt to resolve the issues is no more than a wishful state of remission as a half way program in chanting the “one day at a time” slogan knowing full well that they are just one moment away from a relapse.

In reality it is unavoidable to avoid the outward and normal calamities of human tragedy which are often beyond our control and though significant aren’t the real issue anyway. Even if you could somehow manage to avoid or resolve all of these issues it does not necessitate obtaining peace in the inner sanctum of your heart. There have been plenty of people who “had it all” so to speak as living the dream but still lacked this inner security. We all know of examples of the rich and famous who have often crashed and burned their Rolls Royce lifestyle realizing that they were just a vulnerable on the road of life as any one else.  Anyway I believe the answer to obtaining the quintessential nature of peace comes by receiving a peace from within, not without.

This concept of inner peace is communicated to us by the conscience which holds the key to unlock the mystery behind this unrest, in revealing mankind’s identity in correlation to the ultimate reality which I believe to be God. It becomes an integral part to the plot of life as deliberately possessing an intuition of our soul which communicates to us a higher or transcendent reality of truth as basic to the human condition which goes beyond the superficial and peripheral emotions to something which is much more deeply seated or rooted as pertaining to the spiritual state or condition of a person as the ultimatum of resolving the prognosis of moral decay with a urgent sense of an impending judgment with such symptoms of guilt and shame as revealing a desperate need of a proper an effective treatment as leading to the cure of this moral dilemma of accountability as finding rest for your soul.

The bible describes this disjointedness as being alienated from God which doesn’t necessarily put the onus on man to find and develop a religion to accommodate this tension but rather it begins with a willingness to search for truth wherever it may lead you even if it is contrary to everything that you hold to be of value.

Moreover the scriptural diagnosis to the root problem or cause of this defective malady is identified as the sinful nature of mankind which is hostile in rebellion against a Holy God and perhaps as you are reading this blog post you are already sensing this enmity.

Some may already have a sensitivity towards this insecurity with an innate sense of lostness and emptiness resulting in a self awareness that comes from inspecting their spiritual barometer which yearns for the surety and confidence of being righteously justified. This whole process has been hard-wired within the mainframe of our soul as a conscious appeal by the Creator to awaken us to seek Him, even though he is no far from us, not as a wake-up call to get us busy in finding our own solutions to the problem so as to help God per se but rather it is to discover His fuller and specific revelation as reconciling our differences with our Maker.

This perceptive state was not to leave us in the quagmire of fear and hopelessness as God lovingly desires fellowship and a restored relationship with us as demonstrated by His tangible and earthily presence as dwelling among men through the person and work of Jesus who as the Peacemaker par excellence has mediated and reconciled mankind unto God by transforming our dysfunctional lives as giving us eternal life through an intimate relationship with the Heavenly Father as adopting us into the family of God as His sons and daughters.

I explain more about this dynamic relationship with God in the following post which is vital to understanding this process of salvation.

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In closing you may say that when you first started reading this post you were only interested or concerned with the practical and temporal implications of peace rather than a plea bargain to get you to recognize a more relevant and significant outcome to obtaining a steadfast and everlasting peace.

Perhaps you have done it your way as trying to assemble the pieces of your jigsaw puzzle only to realize the Humpty Dumpty effect of not being able to fix what is broke, yet it is Jesus who holds the glue that can mend your broken-heart.

Moreover God’s peace doesn’t take you on the roller coaster ride of life as God will not forsake you as always being there during the heights of your hill top experiences and ever present in the depths of your valleys. So when you walk through the stuff of life He will graciously provide an escape so as to overcome all circumstances so that when the storms of life rage you can rest peacefully in the boat of life knowing full well who the captain of your soul is.

Finally the scripture says that you will find God when you seek Him with all of your heart and as you do may the “Prince of Peace” give you His shalom which unlike any other will surpasses all your understanding.


Jesus beckons to the heart in Matthew 11:28-30

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”


John 16:33

33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”


John 14:27

27 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.


Philippians 4:7

7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


2 Th 3:16

16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.


Galatians 5:22

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.



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