Picture a massive hurricane raging over the ocean. Violent winds are whipping the water into a frenzy and giant waves are creating havoc and chaos everywhere. Ship crews fight desperately to anchor down their vessels to prevent them from being beached or sunk.
The towns and villages that dot the shoreline are in full tilt panic. People are rushing around trying to ready themselves and their homes for the coming onslaught. Many are packing their cars and families and heading inland trying to escape the coming storm.
This is not what you would call a peaceful and serene picture.
But twenty feel below the surface of the water it’s a totally different picture. The waters are clear and calm, and the fish go about living their lives completely unaware of the turmoil that is raging over their heads.
There is a truism that says, “Where there is depth, there’s peace”
There is so little peace in so many Christian lives because they have no depth in God. They are a mile wide with their opinions and experiences, but only an inch deep in their understanding and knowledge of God and His word.
Peace is at the heart of what everyone wants. Peace in this world, peace in our lives, and peace in our relationships. And this peace only comes when you have peace with God and the peace of God in your hearts.
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1)
Do you have God’s peace, despite the turmoil and tragedies of life? If not, then give to God your sorrows and pain, and in return He will give you His peace. As the old adage says, “No God, No Peace – Know God, Know Peace.
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)
Dennis Lee is the senior pastor of LIving Waters Fellowship located behind ACE Hardware in Mesquite, NV. Sunday morning services are at 10 a.m.