Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
With the major global crisis and all the unprecedented happenings shaking the very foundation of our faith and belief in God’s peace, what we ought to do now is to simply latch onto the peace, Jesus gives.
There is NO better place to find lasting peace except in The Lord Jesus Christ. Thus, it is pointless to look for it elsewhere.
John 16 verse 33, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulations; but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world”.
Being saved (washed by the Precious Blood of Jesus and completely forgiven of our sins) authorizes us to enjoy Peace through Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:1 “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”.
In 2 Corinthians 13:11, Apostle Paul assured us that God’s love and peace are always with us when he wrote, “Finally, Brethren, Farewell. Become COMPLETE. Be of GOOD COMFORT, be of ONE MIND, LIVE IN PEACE AND THE GOD OF LOVE AND PEACE WILL BE WITH YOU.”
Dearly Beloved, Peace is not the absence of troubles, challenges, difficulties or war but it is the overwhelming tranquility that comes from knowing we are never alone and that Our Ever Loving Heavenly Father is forever on top of every situation, calming the raging storms in our lives and bringing us safely out.
A quick look at the dictionary definitions of Peace:
1. A state of tranquility or quiet: such as
a : freedom from civil disturbance.
b : a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom.
2. Freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions.
3. Harmony in personal relations.
4. a. state or period of mutual
concord between governments.
b : a pact or agreement to
end hostilities between those
who have been at war or in a
state of enmity offered the
possibility. of a negotiated peace
— New York Times
5. used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell
* at peace : in a state of concord or tranquility.
Whatever definition suits your life or situation, Jesus has promised to give you peace according to His will. You just have to release yourself in His Hands without holding back and now is the time to fully trust God.
Always remember that God’s Peace is most achievable in the midst of chaos, commotions and uncertainties because it is the affirmation and also confirmation that everything is under The Creator’s control.