There is peace.
There is peace in knowing God.
There is peace in knowing that you’re not blindly following a Divine book without supporting evidence from the world around you.
There is peace that passes all understanding.
There is peace that can only be obtained from God.
But it’s not just about having peace during the good times in life.
It’s about knowing that even though I may “walk through the valley of shadow and death” (Psalm 23:4), I will have peace because God will “turn the shadow and death into morning” (Amos 5:8).
It’s knowing that because God is in control, I can have peace no matter what may happen to me.
It’s knowing that peace will be there in the midst of chaos.
Recently, I didn’t really have true peace. I felt like my life was in a whirlwind of chaos and stress.
I found myself overwhelmed with stress. I attempted to find peace, but my efforts were fruitless. I was looking in the wrong places.
I prayed for peace. I prayed for God to take away my pain, to take away the chaos. But I had to do my part in order for God to do His.
I didn’t find true peace until I spent numerous hours studying God’s word.
I didn’t find peace until I intentionally dug into the deep pits of the Bible.
I didn’t find peace until I shifted my focus from the chaos to the cross. But I have now found peace.
I found it in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We have peace in Christ because He “overcame the world” (John 16:33). We have peace because of the promises God gave us.
Because Jesus took what we deserve and gave us what He deserved. Because of Jesus’ sacrificial love, there is peace.