Until it was pointed out to me years ago, I had never considered that Christ wishes for us to have peace-filled lives.
Most, if not all, of the epistles begin with this greeting:
“Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” – I Corinthians 1:3
How lovely to begin his letters to us with that message! It is as though Christ is saying that no matter what other difficult discussion will follow, he wants us to grasp the grace and peace he extends to us.
But our lives are not filled with peace. They are stressful, and hectic, and full of circumstances that leave us feeling anything but peaceful.
So how can we attain peace among all of that?
Great peace have they which love thy law. – Psalm 119:165a
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. – John 14:27
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called…The Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. – Isaiah 26:3
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. – Luke 2:14
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. – Romans 5:1
The answer is clear.
Spend time in the Word, and in conversation with God.
Consider your salvation and the promise of heaven.
Meditate upon the character of Christ.
Believe in the promise of peace he offers to all those who trust in him.
Wishing you grace and peace today!