“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)
In our Thursday night Bible study we were briefly discussing the above-mentioned verse and what it meant to us.
We discussed the difference between God’s peace and the world’s peace; and one thing that we all definitely concluded was that they are two totally different things.
The peace that the world gives is a “Temporal peace”, and most of the time, it’s a peace that is based largely upon the outcome of circumstances.
Meaning that, if ones’ life is free of troubles, trials, challenges, and mishaps then “that peace” (of the world) can be attained.
But when things are going bad and unfavorable the world’s peace can’t be experienced…
In other words, if it rains I’ll have no peace…. and if the sun shines I will have peace.
God’s peace is not like that.
His Peace is eternal and not dictated by circumstance, which means we can experience His peace at all times, no matter what sort of trials and challenges this life may bring.
He Promised us His Peace, and it is available at “every moment” to His children…
In fact, He gave us the perfect antidote in His word for having His Peace..
One of my favorite verses in all the Bible reads, “Be careful (worried or anxious) for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
The peace that surpasses all understanding is a Peace Like none other; and it’s a peace that is available to everyone who will truly trust in God…
Father, we thank You for your promise of peace. The peace like none other.
Help us, Lord, to trust you entirely that we might abide in your peace.
May God’s Peace Be Yours,