What brought you peace?

What healed you?

Please read Isaiah 53:5

Vs. 5 “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”

There is only one thing that brings your soul lasting peace and there is only one reason that it does. The real Jesus will bring that peace and the reason is simple He met the need that we had and could never meet on our own.

All your effort and all my effort and all of all mankind’s effort will not produce lasting peace in one individual soul- the only thing that will is the knowledge that we have been washed, healed and don’t need our own personal effort any longer.

If this is not what people are telling you in your church or if this is not the message you heard about God- then someone was feeding you a whole bunch of religious horse crap!

The problem is the horse crap is much more prevalent today than these three words:

God Loves You!

This passage talked about how much God loves us hundreds of years before Christ came and as you can see it spoke to the very heart of the mission of Jesus which was and is- You being healed!

This is the confidence you and I have before a Holy and Omnipresent God of infinite might and power- not what we can do and have done and how good we are- that is rubbish on a good day!

But what Jesus suffered, accepted and allowed to have happen to Him for you and for me.

Two concepts of God taught today one calls for you to jump through hoops and “do this” “don’t do that” and the other is what I am saying with every letter and period I write-

God Loves You and wants you at Peace!

Here is a meditation for you. Find a time and a place where you probably won’t be disturbed and take several deep breaths. With every exhale try to relax a bit more and when you feel more relaxed return to normal breathing and:

Breathe in and say:

His wounds

Breathe out and say:

Brought me peace

Practice like this until you realize that ONLY His Love and His Grace will bring the Peace you search for.

Don’t worry- Be Grace-Full!!

Peace comes from one place and its not from my effort or your effort!