“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” (John 14:27, NASB)
As Jesus faces all the trouble,
all the suffering,
all the death this world can bring,
He gives us His peace.
His peace is unshaken and unshakable.
It is not just an absence of all conflict.
It is wholeness,
It is an unencumbered relationship with God our Father.
We talk a lot about peace,
but do you truly want it constantly in your heart and life?
The scriptures consistently point us to Jesus Christ:
Christ came to bring us peace. (Luke 2:14)
In the midst of our hardships,
we can enjoy His peace. (John 16:33)
Christ has made us right with God,
giving us peace with Him. (Romans 5:1)
The Kingdom of God is not temporary, physical pleasure,
but righteousness, joy, and
peace in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17)
As we bring our concerns to Christ,
He wraps us in His peace. (Philippians 4:4-7)
Love, joy, and peace are the fruit of
the Spirit of Christ within us. (Galatians 5:22)
Christ gives us His peace, and
it is unlike any other.
It is not vague, temporary, or shallow.
It is not a serene setting or a passing mood.
It is a full, rich, unchanging well-being in God that
will not fade in and out with changing circumstances.
It will not change, because God does not change.