God wants to give us peace, but many times by our choices we choose panic.
‘These two things have come to you; Who will be sorry for you?— Desolation and destruction, famine and sword— By whom will I comfort you? Your sons have fainted, They lie at the head of all the streets, Like an antelope in a net; They are full of the fury of the Lord, The rebuke of your God. Therefore please hear this, you afflicted, And drunk but not with wine.’ Isaiah 51:19-21
For there are six things the Lord hates—no, seven: haughtiness, lying, murdering, plotting evil, eagerness to do wrong, a false witness, sowing discord among brothers. Proverbs 6:16
‘“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. ‘ Matthew 5:21-22
You can’t have peace and pride at the same time. Pride leads to immorality – proud, lying, murdering, plotting evil, eagerness to do wrong, false witness and gossip.
Are you allowing one of these sins to rob your peace?
Which one do you struggle with the most? Ask God which sin you are allowing to steal your peace and confess it where you can enjoy God’s gift of peace again. Do it right now.