Inner Peace in a Chaotic World

Eberhard Arnold (1883 – 1935) wrote Innerland: A Guide into the Heart of the Gospel.   In the following quote he was commenting on life  in   Germany in the years leading up to WWII. It speaks to the current time also.

The great agitation in the world of today makes it more and more urgent to gain inner strength in those quiet encounters with Christ that make it possible for us to remain under his rule and authority. Situated as we are in the midst of a world that is so terribly unpeaceful, we need constant nourishment for our inner life. In short, if we want to avoid suffering inward shipwreck in the storm of     public opinion and chaos, then our hidden inner being needs daily the quiet haven of communion with God.

We need the quiet haven of communion with God today! We also need to know His Word. The Bible is God’s way of speaking to us.

The Apostle Peter gives us sound instruction in his epistle.

Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they may accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.       1 Peter 2: 11-12

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But in your hearts, set apart Christ as Lord.     Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.  1 Peter 3: 15

We are blessed when we spend time in God’s Word. We gain a little bit more of His perspective. We are reminded of the faithful people of God that have gone before us. The first epistle of Peter is a good book to meditate on. I am finding  Dee Brestin’s study guide helpful.     The title is       A Woman’s Journey Through 1 Peter.

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Author: Carol

Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

5 thoughts on “Inner Peace in a Chaotic World”

  1. Thanks for sharing a great resource with our readers at the #LMMLinkup. You are so right that it is hard to find quiet time to spend with God in our noisy world but yet so imperative we do it anyway!

  2. How true, these words can be applied today! Critical for believers to know Who their hearts belong to amidst the unsettled, chaotic world. Thank you for sharing at Let Us Grow!

  3. Dear Carol … thanks for this needed nudge toward a renewed emphasis on strengthening the core of who we are in our souls. Our busyness has taken center stage and we suffer for it.

    Appreciate your wisdom this morning …

    Weekend joys to you!

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