“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful.”
Perfect Peace is Available
If you struggle with worry, fear, or depression, today’s promise is for you. We are talking about living in the peace of Christ.
Jesus walked in perfect peace. He was at peace with Himself, His Heavenly Father, and the world around Him. He was never anxious, worried, or stressed. Jesus is often called the “Prince of Peace.”
What would it be like to live in that kind of supernatural peace? Imagine going through your day in perfect peace.
The Jews had a much deeper definition of peace than we do. Their definition of peace was more than just the absence of war. They defined peace as wholeness, completeness, health, security, and even prosperity.
Walking in the peace of Christ
When you walk in the peace of Christ, you walk in contentment, joy, and trust that God is in control and watching over you.
Many people would do just about anything to experience true peace. A search for “How to Have Inner Peace” on Google produces 296 million results. Where would you even start?
Warren Wiersbe, a Biblical scholar and writer said, “Unsaved people enjoy peace when there is an absence of trouble; Christians enjoy peace in spite of trials because of the presence of power, the Holy Spirit.”
With a world filled with fear, worry, and anxiety, how do you find peace? How do you live in peace in such an angry and frustrated world?
Peace begins in the heart
The peace Christ offers is a peace that begins in the heart and moves into every area of your life. Peace is not about what’s going on around you but who is working in you. Peace begins with your relationship with Christ. Until you are at peace with God, you can never be at peace with yourself.
You can experience the peace of Jesus by claiming this promise. Jesus said, “my peace I give to you.” You can have the peace Jesus walked in. You don’t work for peace. You receive peace the same way you receive salvation – through faith.
Walking in the peace of Jesus is walking by faith. It doesn’t mean you never experience troubles; it means when problems come, you have a calm confidence that God is in control.
You can use peace as an indicator of your fellowship with Christ. When your peace begins to fade, it’s time to draw closer to the Lord and receive His peace.
Look at that promise again.
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful.” – John 14:27
Make these confessions.
Right now, I receive the peace of Christ.
Father, thank You for Your peace in my life.
By faith, I walk in the peace You have promised.
When my peace fades, I draw close to Christ and receive His peace.
In Jesus’ name,
The peace of Christ is a supernatural peace. It’s not based on your situation but on your relationship with the Lord Jesus. He is your peace today.
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How have you experienced the peace of God in your life? (Share your thoughts in the comments below.)
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