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The Peace of God

The peace that God gives, is far more comforting than any remedy that the world offers.

God gives peace that transcends our understanding and it even guards the most valuable parts about us, our hearts and minds (Philippians 4:6-7). God's peace cannot be fathomed entirely, but can be felt and experienced completely. It is the peace that puts your soul at ease when facing the not-so-easy things in life, such as loss, sickness, discouragement, and even disappointment. It's the peace that keeps you in your right mind when others appear to be slowly losing theirs.

The Peace of God is far more valuable than the world’s model of peace. 3 Meditation apps, 2 yoga sessions, 1 “evil eye” necklace and 5 crystals later, and a person will have yet to be at peace. How much more valuable is the LORD’s peace than the world’s? Did God not create the world and everything in it? Knowing this, our best hope for peace, is God! Our best hope is putting our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, despite the trials that are inevitable, even for His people. He promises to keep us in “perfect” peace if our mind and focus continues to be Him (Isaiah 26:3).


Peace in Hard Times

God knows everything that’s going to happen. If we did too, we wouldn’t be able to rest in God because we would always be worrying about the next bad thing that’ll happen. This is why Jesus says in Matthew 6:27, “Can any of you add a single hour to your life by worrying?

The answer is “no,” worrying can’t add any more time to our finite lives. Our time will run out. Our energy will run out. Our own ability to keep peace with everyone may run out. God’s peace withstands the trials of the world. It reaches us because God desires for us to have peace in Him. Jesus says in John 14:27, " I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid." Similarly in John 16:33, He says, "I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. Troubles will come in this life, but the peace of God brings us comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3, Isaiah 51:3).

We are the Peacemakers

Peace is not only given to us from God to have, but to produce in the world. Psalms 29:11 says “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.” The Peace of God strengthens us, and we are then able to strengthen others through that same peace.

Matthew 5:9 says: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Our job to be peacemakers, compels us to strive to live in peace with everyone (Hebrews 12:14).

Our responsibility and gifting from God is not just to be peace-holders, but peace-makers. If we have received the peace of God, we should be bringing it wherever we go. After all, “peace” is a part of the Fruit of The Spirit, and should be evident in a life led by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:6). This is why it’s important that Christ’s peace remains in our heart and spirit–it represents what He is doing (Colossians 3:15). He is bringing everything to peace and restoring things back to their original purpose. Christ is restoring all things back to God, and His peace is a great factor in this!

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