How to Find Inner Peace

You’re not the first person looking for inner peace. Many have searched for a solution and the results all read about the same.

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They all talk about things like control, balance, worry and stress. They come with suggestions like:

  • Meditate and be still. Slow down.
  • Be grateful and smile more.
  • Focus on your breathing. Stay calm.
  • Spend time outside and be in nature.
  • Help others and do good deeds.

There are many more recommendations, and some work better than others. But, none of them ever give you the internal peace you’re seeking.

The evangelist Billy Graham once said, “Suppose you had all the knowledge and all the wealth and all the power in the whole world today and lost your soul. You see, the whole country is on a quest for something, in drugs, in sex, and in entertainment. We want something, but we don’t know quite what it is. And it’s elusive; we don’t find it.”

There’s an empty space inside of each of us and people believe they can fill it with various things to satisfy their need. They believe their lives will be full of contentment, happiness and peace once they fill that internal void.

Billy Graham went on to say, “Solomon was the great king of Israel… His income was staggering. Nobody that ever lived in history could compare with Solomon in financial worth. Anything he could dream of, he had it. You know how many wives he had? Seven hundred, but that didn’t satisfy… Every pleasure at his beck and call. He thought it would bring the peace that he longed for and then he said, ‘But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless.’ It was a bubble that burst. It didn’t satisfy. Something beyond it satisfies. What is it?”

People have tried to find inner peace through experiences, fame, achievements, money, sex and everything under the sun. There’s a much better answer to the question.

Graham concludes, “Deep in your heart, something is missing. You don’t know what it is. The thing that’s missing is that personal relationship with Christ.”

Let Jesus Christ change your life and give you the inner peace you desire.

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Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!

The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”—a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10). But here’s the problem:

Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.

We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “sin.” The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23). The good news?

Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!

Jesus died in our place so we could have a relationship with God and be with Him forever. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). But it didn’t end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives! “Christ died for our sins. … He was buried. … He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6).

Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?

We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:

"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

Did you pray this prayer?