Eilean Donan Castle from Letterfearn in Kyle.
Photography courtesy of Neil McDade, https://www.facebook.com/SpectacularScotland

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33 (NASB)

I was recently impressed by what I considered to be a profound statement by brother Andy Berry in the comments of Psalm Sunday (119:20) :

We all need Jesus!….A daily check is needed by us to ensure we are ever seeking Jesus and His peace, and not just ‘peace and quiet.”

The more I thought about his words the more I was struck by the contrast of Godly Peace and the peace of our world. Andy has very kindly given me the privilege to write this post on the subject. Peace and quiet is the much sought after treasure of modern life; that time of serenity in a busy life. It could be very different for each person, dependant on their individual taste. I know some people who name their peace and quiet “me time” which I find to be a sad reflection on this world. After all this sin-sick world has nothing to offer true believers in God and His Word.

Through Jesus our Lord and Saviour we can attain true peace, straight from Heaven’s throne room. It is a peace that covers all the worries of this world, reassuring us of His victory over this sinful world. As believers we can rejoice in Him, being guided into gentle ways free from anxiety. Our reward in this is the presence of God’s Peace in our heart and mind, giving us a peaceful glow in dark times. (Philippians 4:4-7)

Dear reader, you may be asking “how do I sustain this peace?” I would point you to  the Word of God; it is the regular medication of the weary soul in this world of sin. Just like the medication from your doctor you need to partake of your Bible regularly and often; it will build up your reserves of God’s Peace against the frustrations of life.

Those who love Your law have great peace,
And nothing causes them to stumble.
Psalm 119:65

The peace in this  verse is šālôm in the Hebrew meaning  completeness, soundness, welfare, peace. It especially refers to that peace that belongs in a covenant relationship with God. That my brethren is the peace that God promises you today, which is far better than worldly “peace and quiet.” Rejoice today in His True Peace!

18 thoughts on “True Peace

  1. Thank you. JESUS is the Prince of PEACE. He is Lord of the Sabbath, The Peace beyond all understanding is found only in relationship with Him. Rest and Peace even in the middle of a great valley on our personal Life’s JOURNEY

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