PEACE AND GOOD NEWS! It seems the entire world is seeking peace. But peace is often hard to find because we often seek peace in the wrong way and in the wrong places. Terrorists appear to be everywhere. Wars are raging in many places. Crime is rampant. Job insecurity brings many anxious moments for many people. Families are fractured. Neighbors can't get along with each other. Governmental systems that should help promote peace instead often create chaos. Most people desire peace but real peace is hard to find.
The GOOD NEWS is the Prince of Peace came to give us peace. BUT real peace begins with a real relationship with God. And that relationship can only begin when we are declared righteous before God through our FAITH in the work Jesus did on the cross. At that moment we have PEACE with God. "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ," (Romans 5:1 NIV). But God promises not only peace WITH Him but also the peace OF God. When you have God's peace the turmoil and events of this world can't rob you of His peace and what God has planned for you in this world. Here is what God promises about the peace of God, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace OF God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus," (Philippians 4:6-7NIV). Yes, peace is possible in this world and it can be found in the Prince of Peace.