I create the fruit of the lips: “Peace, peace, to him who is far off and to him who is near,” says the LORD; “and I will heal them.”
Jesus is the Prince of Peace. He brings the peace that the world cannot understand. The peace that comes from knowing God, truly understanding who God is. He brings this peace to us by bringing God to us. This verse shows that Jesus gave peace to those near Him and to everyone in the future. Those afar off are you and me. God wants us to have peace.
Not only peace, but God wants us to be healed. Jesus longs to heal us from sin. He sees sin as fast acting incurable cancer that we cannot treat. He has the power to remove sin from our lives and strengthen us to resist and overcome sin. He wants to heal you of your emotional hurt, of your insecurities, of your doubt, of your loneliness, and of your pain and sorrow. He wants you to be whole, perfect in God.
God is waiting to heal us. He is waiting for us to let go of empty earthly hopes and lay a hold on Him. He is a like a father watching a child struggling to swim in a pool. He is reaching out His hand to help us out of the pool but we refuse to take it. He wants to save us.
Do you want peace and healing? Let go of the world and hold onto God today.
Pray: Father, give me the peace that comes from knowing Who You are. I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.