Spiritual peace – why some have it and others don’t

 

Money, fortune and all pleasure cannot give you peace and true joy, because they don’t offer anything to the soul. The peace of the soul can be brought only by its Creator. The true peace can be reached only by those who live their life with God. In peace live only those who love and keep the law of God, the psalmist said (Psalm 118: 165).

I saw once, hanging above a door, this beautiful message “Where there is God, there is no sin. Where there’s no sin, there’s peace and true joy”. What a beautiful and meaningful message. How good it would be to be written on all doors and in all hearts! Money, fortune and all pleasure cannot give you peace and true joy, because they don’t offer anything to the soul. The peace of the soul can be brought only by its Creator. The true peace can be reached only by those who live their life with God. In peace live only those who love and keep the law of God, the psalmist said (Psalm 118: 165).

Only Christ our Saviour can bring us peace, a kind of peace that neither poverty, nor sickness, nor any other troubles can take it from us, as the Holy Apostle Paul said: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” (Romans 8: 35).

(Translated from Preot Iosif Trifa, Mai lângă Domnul meu, Editura Oastea Domnului, Sibiu, 2003, p. 29)