Romans 5:1,2 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Psalms 29:11 The LORD gives strength to His people; the LORD blesses His people with peace.
Psalms 85:8 I will listen to what God the LORD will say; He promises peace to His people, His saints--but let them not return to folly.
Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they who love Your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 54:10 "Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, Who has compassion on you.
Pastor Jack Graham
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
“In 1919, when the First World War came to an end, many people called it, ‘The war to end all wars.’ Just after, an organization called the League of Nations was formed, and many thought there would never again be war in the world because all disputes would be handled within the League.
“Well, just the opposite happened. Within 22 years, many of the League’s members had left and Word War II was underway. The organization had failed in its objective to keep peace because it couldn’t force goodwill upon its members.
“And even though the League of Nations was replaced by the United Nations, problems persist today. Wars are being fought daily. Crime, poverty, and injustice are rampant all over the planet. So how could we ever have peace in such a violent and harsh world?
“Peace is attainable… but not the kind you might be thinking. God’s peace comes from His presence in your life. And you can have that peace in your soul even with so much conflict going on around you. All you have to do is trust in Jesus. Because no matter what happens in this world, in Christ, you’ll always be able to say, ‘It is well with my soul.’
“TRUST FULLY IN CHRIST, AND YOU’LL EXPERIENCE REAL PEACE NO MATTER HOW MUCH CONFLICT SURROUNDS YOU.”
I don’t believe we can experience the peace OF God without experiencing peace WITH God. Until we have submitted ourselves to the Lordship of Jesus, we cannot have peace with God – once we’ve made that commitment to Him, however, peace WITH God enables us to experience the “peace that surpasses all understanding.” That doesn’t mean that we’re not going to have difficult times – that we won’t struggle – that we won’t wonder what on earth (or under it) is going on! Just look at the lives of the Disciples – they were thrown into prison – beaten – stoned – left for dead – boiled in oil – crucified – and through all of that, they experienced the overwhelming peace of God. They were able to SING while in prison – they REJOICED when they suffered persecution for the sake of Christ! THAT’S the kind of relationship I want with God – that no matter what is going on around me – no matter what the enemy is trying to do to mess with my life – no matter who agrees with me or not – my faith is strong and steadfast – and the peace of God carries me through it all!