Where do you find your place of peace? Most of use would want to give the spiritually correct answer and respond with :Jesus.
Although correct most of the time the answer is not true to the everyone. The question was asked in the beginning, but this time, ask yourself the question and to yourself, respond. We have watched and experienced the place of peace relocating sporadically in the lives of the believer. Not all are seemingly bad. Your mother, your father, your best friend, your spouse or your children sometimes become a refuge for your bad day or troubling situation. They seem to make it all better. It even becomes desired by those on the outside looking in. Now Mary wants a husband and victor wants a wife. Dave has an ad on craiglist looking for a best friend. But in spiritually reality that does not satisfy as a Place of Peace. In some cases we begin to look else where to find our place of peace. We turn to having relations. We find that place of utopia so gratifying that we begin to have multiple “Places of Peace” with numerous people. Then the quest for utopia becomes so intense it doesn’t matter if it’s a man or woman, real or fake. Then some of us turn to alcohol. It’s a momentary “place of peace”. We forget about the cares of the world. Then the true nature of this liquid utopian sets in and you become depressed. So overcome this depression we begin to drink more to find utopia again. Now there is a dependency that leads to bad decisions, predicaments, and situation that can cause ruin to your life.
These are not the Places of a Peace that was designed by God. Jesus was perfectly clear in defining your Place of Peace in Matthew 11:28 with three words “Come unto Me”. Pay close attention to “Me”… Jesus was talking about himself….not Mary, Sue, Dave. He didn’t mention your best friends name. He didn’t direct you to your momma or your Daddy. He did not tell you to call Tyrone. He didn’t say go to the liquor store or the package shop. He didn’t tell us to ask Lil Rayray for the weed mans number, a Jesus simply said Come unto me. In the c clause of that scripture He declares ” I will give you rest”. Not rest after sex. Not you will pass out after the fourth bottle of wine. Not you will be so high you will rest but He will give you rest. Beloved, we have to begin to take God’s word and let it function in our lives. Not just use it in order to manifest a blessing but let it develop the Culture of His a Kingdom. If Jesus said He will give us rest, why not go to a Jesus for rest. It is the ONLY place you are going to find it. Beloved, the trusting God is one of the duty of men. We should not fail such a simple assignment when Jesus makes it so easy. So on this day, in this hour – remove your PLACE OF PEACE from where ever you have placed it at and Go to Jesus. Repent. Cast all your cares on him. And let God be Lord over your Whole Life!