The peace that you are searching for is available to you regardless of all that is going around you. It is possible to live a peaceful life as a Christian believer when we are rooted in Christ.
We need to understand that peace doesn’t come through people, wealth, or performance, true peace only comes through trusting Jesus Christ.
When you are stressed and your heart is restless as an ocean in a hurricane, listen to the words of Jesus.
“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” (John 14:27).
His peace is not what the world offers you, and is found only in Him. As Paul writes, “He Himself is our peace” (Ephesians 2:14).
Here is what God can do for you when you seek for His peace that passeth all understanding:
1. God’s Peace will change your life completely
His peace affects all areas of your life. David writes, “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety” (Psalm 4:8).
We are reminded by Jesus that peace will help us remain calm in every situation. He said, “In the world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
God wants to fill you with His peace today not only during troubled times but also in your everyday life because Jesus came to “release those who live in fear of death and were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Hebrews 2:15).
2. Only God’s peace can fill the void in your heart
Before you experience the peace and fullness of joy there is something you need to do- make peace with God. Unless you set things it will be difficult to experience His peace.
To experience peace in your heart and in your relationships with people, you have to make peace with God. If you don’t then you’ll be anxious, nervous, and very miserable.
If that sounds like you, then today is the day when you must give Jesus the wheel of your life. When you do so then you will experience the rest and comfort that comes when you are justified and saved by grace.
3. Experience peace with yourself and others
Once you experience God’s peace, you are in a position to become a peacemaker in every relationship with others (Matthew 5:9). Check and see if there is someone you need to go and make peace with today.
Praying to God and asking Him to fill you with His peace is the way to do it. Pray for His will to be done in your life always and in the lives of your loved ones also.
Ask God to soften your heart and the hearts of others around you as well. After you have prayed for peace, start pursuing it. Maybe the other person might never apologize for their sins, and never forgive you for yours, but you do your part. You cannot control what others think or feel but you can keep being kind to them and keep praying for them.