Feb
05

Help! I’ve Lost My Peace

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HELP!  I’ve Lost My Peace
by Eddie Lawrence

Here are ten statements to help you recover your peace:

1. Evaluate your relationship with the Lord.

It may be that someone may become aware that there is really no peace in their life and need to know that true peace is found in the Lord. 

Peace is a person and is name is Jesus. He is called the Prince of Peace. Do you know him?


– There is a bumper sticker that says No God – No Peace, Know God – Know Peace. This is true.

2.  Identify when and why you lost your peace.

It is fairly easy to know when you lose your peace. It happens in a moment. But, sometimes we tend to bury and overlook this and move on into the day just thinking we are experiencing an emotional low. It is important that we develop a sensitivity to any disturbance to our peace because the best time to deal with it, is immediately.

Have you grieved the Holy Spirit?
Have you quenched the Holy Spirit?

3. Remember that Peace is a gift that must be received.

Jesus said, “My peace I give unto you…..” John 14:27

Consciously ask Jesus to grant you peace in your circumstance and then by faith actively receive it just as you would receive a gift a friend gives to you. Realize that it is his to give and he desires to give it to you.

As you do this, you are connecting with the divine supply that Jesus died to bring to you and now lives to give to you.

4. Practice speaking peace over your circumstances and your own inner life.

Peace, BE Still! (Mark 4:39)

Jesus spoke to a storm. He was able to release peace because he was peace. You too, as a believer in Christ, can have this peace and then speak it into your circumstances. This is the presence of Christ working in and through you. Have you ever spoken to someone in a crisis and felt a deeper sense of peace because of what they shared with you.


There are times when we need to stand up in the boat we are in that is in the middle of the storm and began declaring the peace of Jesus Christ. Remember, everything over your head is still under his feet!
 
5. Remember your identity.

Believer, regardless of your circumstance, your life is hid with Christ in God. He is your shelter from the storm and there is no safer place to be than where you are in Him. The enemy wants to taunt you and make you feel alone. But he has promised never to leave you nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5).
 
6. Be a peacemaker.

Jesus calls us to His peace and then makes us to be peace makers. This means we should not allow the peace thieves to live in our lives. Some of these thieves are:

-Carrying an offense
-Unforgiveness
-Resentment
-Bitterness

The above words represent the fuel for war and division. We need the fruit of the Spirit to offset these and rise up as peacemakers in the midst of conflict filled circumstances.


7. Seek Counsel

God will often help you through what He gives someone else. The Holy Spirit is our onboard counselor but He can also speak to us through others in whom He lives and dwells. No individual has the corner on the Holy Spirit and Christ has made his body to function needing what every member of the body carries.

Sometimes we regain peace by allowing the Holy Spirit to counsel us through someone else.


8. Refresh your memory as to the value of peace.

Simply put, people will sacrifice peace to gain money, fame, and material things. There is no price tag on peace. You cannot buy it. Money in the bank does not bring peace in the heart. Your name in lights does not remove the storm from the soul. Remember always not to exchange peace for things of temporal value.

Often the things of the world can blind us to the peace we need in our lives. Think of famous wealthy people who had it all but could never find peace. Yes you can be well known and wealthy and have peace. But the peace you have is not because you are wealthy and well known. It is not about what you have but what has you.


9. Talk to the Lord about it.

Philippians 4:6-7 gives us the surefire way to recover peace.

Phil. 4:Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

-Don’t worry
-Pray
-Supplicate (ask God for the supply)
-Be thankful
-Make your requests known (tell God what you need. Yes He knows, but He still says “Ask…”

10. Connect with others to be strengthened and un-isolated.

There are so many “one another” passages that tell us to connect. Encouraging one another is sometimes the greatest thing we can do to help each other get the right focus and remember that God is always greater than any circumstance or problem we are facing.

That is what I am doing right now as I share this message with you. I am encouraging you to put it in God’s hands and trust Him with your situation and with your life.


Just take a moment and give it all to Him and trust Him with it and let His peace come into your heart and mind and watch the worry take wings and fly away.

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