The mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.
Your financial circumstances may be bleak, your schedule demanding, and your health dubious. Even so, you may be at peace.
On the other hand, you may have a comfortable bank balance, a leisurely life, and robust health. Still, you may find peace illusive.
“The most miserable people I have known,” wrote Sydney Harris, “have not been those who suffered from catastrophes which they could blame on fate or accident, but those who had everything they wanted, except the power to enjoy it.”
Where we go wrong is in seeking peace by pursuing things that can’t provide it: possessions, prestige, position, power.
These superficial gods don’t produce peace. But the eternal God does. “You, Lord, give true peace to those who depend on you” (Isa. 26:3 NCV).
Peace comes from
inside out, not outside in.