Peace in the Middle East. How many times have we heard this phrase? Do we believe it is possible? Or do we shrug our shoulders, roll our eyes, or launch into theories involving politics, culture, and religion?
All around the world, people seek peace. Those who are facing conflict at work or in their families, those who have been displaced by war, even those who are responsible for perpetuating war—they all pursue a distorted idea of what peace and justice should look like. The desire for peace is universal.
True peace can only be found in life with Jesus. None of us were at peace until we were saved through Jesus’ sacrifice and reunited with our God.
True and lasting peace is a fruit borne in a heart that is submitted and obedient to the Spirit:
Abiding peace is found in Jesus’ work to reconcile us to God. Pray that they would know the Prince of Peace, who has overcome fear and death.
No one is too far to be reached by the peace of God. Pray that members of ISIS would find peace with man and with God as members of His household. Pray that God would replace the spirit of war, destruction, and division in the hearts of ISIS members and replace it with peace.
Pray that our Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East would cling to peace in their Savior, even as hostility surrounds them. Ask God to enable them to shine His peace amidst the turmoil of the region.
“There is such peace inside of me, like morphine all over my body!”
Husain was discontent with his religion—as are many Muslims who have seen violence rage among their brothers and sisters in the faith. Husain began studying the Bible with a field worker, and God began pouring supernatural peace into his life. Read about his journey of faith in Peace Like a Drug.