The liberal media paint a glossy picture of pornography and masturbation. In my life time there were at least a few people who advocated the usefulness of masturbation and porn, that it helps to relieve stress and sexual frustration.
My first experience with porn was a life changer. The first time I saw a naked picture of a women, my eyes felt glued, my soul was transfixed and it felt like an electric current passed through me. I was hooked.
Since then, I have spend countless hours toiling towards exposing my self to porn. Almost all of my decisions were influenced by trying to steal an opportunity to watch.
In the process, I would look out for every opportunity to isolate myself from others, so that I can spend my personal time fantasizing, reading and watching pornography.
Maybe it was this that drew me to loneliness and Isolation. I did…
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The world is fragmented and many nations are at war. The United States and its allies are never far from being drawn into escalating conflicts. One influential leader told reporters, “The world is in a state of war in bits and pieces… The world is at war because it has lost peace.”
The fundamental war—and the one that spawns all the others—is humanity’s war against God. Without Jesus Christ, we’re in a state of war with our Creator. We are estranged from Him, and that spills over into all the other conflicts.
Jesus Christ came to be the mediator, to be the peacemaker, and to reconcile us to God so we can have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ—and then peace with others. When we’re at peace with God through Christ, we have continual, constant, unbroken, enduring access to His grace, all the time. We have access into God’s presence. We have access to prayer, to the throne of grace. We have access to all His promises in the Bible. We become people of peace.
Peace with God is something only the believer in Jesus Christ can claim, and that’s why our message is called the “gospel of peace” (Ephesians 6:15).
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
C. S. Lewis
A man of understanding is of a calm spirit.
Woodrow Wilson faced a tough re-election campaign in 1916, and many people expected him to become a one-term president. The economy was faltering, World War I was looming, and the times were bleak. Wilson’s advisors were worried. But this is how Secret Service Agent Edmund Starling later described Wilson:
The President would have been worried too had he not been trained, as I was, in the Presbyterian doctrine of predestination. He was completely calm, having decided that he had done his best to fill the job and his future in it was in the hands of God.
Not all Christians are Presbyterians and we may have somewhat different views about predestination, but every believer should acknowledge God’s control of all the circumstances of our lives. He is on His throne. He works all things together for our good, and He threads the tapestry of history according to His foreordained plan.
When you prayerfully make a difficult decision, leave it in God’s hands and experience His peace. In Christ, we can maintain a calm spirit. As Lord over all, He reigns over all the circumstances of life.
The Bible is the one supreme source of revelation…. It is the only guide of life which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and salvation.