Prince of Peace

December 9, 2018   

Luke 2:14

 

What do you want for Christmas? That seems to be the question of the season. People want many things including the perfect gift. I believe many people are searching for peace and contentment in their souls. May the Lord help you to discover the Prince of Peace! 

 1                    Turmoil 

Does your heart yearn for peace? The busy and hectic nature of the Christmas season sometimes brings about feelings of weariness, conflict, loneliness, and even feelings of unworthiness rather than the joy promised by the angels at Christ’s birth. The tumult within your spirit and unfulfilled dreams may leave you longing for rest. How is your holiday attitude? Are you smiling on the outside and angry and grumpy on the inside? What seems to frustrate you the most during the holiday season?

 How do you handle those secret feelings of disappointment?

Is their trouble in your soul?

What can one do to develop a heart that is at peace with God and others?

 2                    Trust 

You will feel exhausted and overwhelmed when you believe everything depends on you. Christ calms our souls by taking full responsibility for our needs as we obey Him. You will find peace when you trust Him. The Eternal One who is best able to give you the victory in every situation will never leave you or forsake you. It is a promise from God and you can trust Him to do what He says He will do for your life. Be assured, your Savior desires to give you genuine tranquility in the midst of all the pressures of the season. (John 14:27)

 Do you believe God has a plan for your life?

Do you believe God can work things out on your behalf?

Do you believe that God loves you and wants the best for you?

Then why not trust Him?  

3                    Time 

When you feel stressed and overwhelmed, stop and spend time with your “Prince of Peace.” Then rejoice in the fact that He has everything under control. The Word says, “The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.” (Psalm 103:9) Truly, He is always ready, willing, and able to help you. The Word says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1) Time used wisely is very important in your life. Slow down, take a deep breath, take off your Grinch shoes, sit down and spend some quality time with God. Remember He is the reason for the season. Jesus is indeed the “Prince of Peace” and the joy of your soul forever.