I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33 (NLT)
I remember a time when it felt like I couldn’t go on. I felt like no one liked me or understood what I was going through. I struggled with thoughts of suicide and self-harm. I didn’t know what to do or where to turn. In the midst of my struggle, I found one thing that brought me peace, which was Jesus.
Jesus understood me when no one else did. Jesus listened when it felt like no one else would. In the midst of the trials and sorrows of life, Jesus was my peace.
The great thing about Jesus is that He wants to do that for you too. Jesus wants to be your peace for what you’re going through. Even when it seems like everything that could go wrong has, you can still be at peace. Trusting Jesus and placing your hope in Him is what can bring you the peace you long for. Looking for love, acceptance, or joy in any other place will always fall short.
So today, challenge yourself to find your peace in Jesus. Let Jesus bring you the peace you need. Spend time with Him, reading the Bible, and finding out who He is. As you read the word and talk to God about your situation you’ll be surprised at the peace that comes into your life.