PeacePeace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
Peace ~ tranquility of mind…inner calm…untroubled heart…serenity of spirit…stillness within…
Peace ~ it’s the amazing gift Christ left with His believers. Like an inheritance, he bequeathed this priceless blessing to His children. No amount of money can purchase true peace, because Christ’s peace was purchased with His precious blood on the cross.
This divine inward peace is the state of the soul of a believer who has peace with God through faith in Christ. It cannot be given by the smiles of the world, and it cannot be taken away by frowns. It isn’t earned through money, awards, health, acceptance or fame; and it isn’t lost because of bankruptcy, loss, disease, rejection or shame. The peace of the world is fleeting, unstable and temporary, but the peace of Christ is everlasting and durable. His peace enriches the soul and carries believers through all the difficulties and hardships of life. It is a type of peace that is beyond the understanding of the human mind.
True peace begins with grace and is never-ending. Christ calls this His peace, because He is our peace. If you are longing for peace in your life, seek Him. “If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 (TLB)