The Healing Power of Peace

The new year is already a week old. Has it been good to you? 

Last week, I shared some insights on PEACE. It’s a very subjective topic, like most things with deeper spiritual roots.  Today, let’s explore the healing power of peace. 

 Peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you; not as the world gives, give I unto you. Do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27) 

 I love that verse. It reminds me that peace has been promised to me – regardless of what’s going on in my life! 

 Peace is essential to your sense of well-being. It is both preventative and restorative. And it is a gift from God, His divine prescription to keep you full of health and joy. 

 Stress is a major factor in most diseases, both physical and mental. Even the word, disease [dis-ease], means lack of ease or peace. 

 Maintaining your peace is essential for maintaining good health.  

Peace of mind forestalls the possibility of depression and anxiety. Worry is the opposite of peace, brought on by fears – either real or imagined. Worry borrows tomorrow’s troubles today. Fear of tomorrow steals your peace and creates stress. It allows your imagination to actually create the very troubles you dwell on. 

Lack of peace prevents you from enjoying your NOW. It blocks your recognition of the blessings in your TODAY. Worry kills your peace and opens the door to a myriad of problems.   

Have you ever walked into a room … and known immediately that something was wrong? You can feel the stress and tension, even though no one has said anything to you. You can sense the lack of peace. Often, it’s strong enough to make you turn around and walk away.  That reaction is your defense mechanism for protecting your own peace of mind. 

Striving to maintain peace is a worthy goal. In every situation, it should be your first check and balance. Peace should govern your actions, words and thoughts. Not only will your life be more ‘peaceful’, your mental and physical health will improve and you’ll experience more joy.  

Peace should be the umpire of your soul.

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