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God created our hearts to live in peace with God. Many people think that if all my problems go away then I can have peace.  That is the world's fleeting view of peace. It is at the mercy of circumstantial evidence and outside thinking. The flaw with that thinking is then the problems are your Lord. 


John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. “


God is not mad at us and made covenant with Jesus on our behalf. (See Isaiah 54:9-10) Peace on a heart level starts with accepting Jesus as your peace offering of covenant with God, knowing that our sin and sins have been paid for in His life, death, burial, and resurrection!


Definitions of Peace

The Greek definition of Peace from Strong’s concordance is G1515 eirḗnē (from eirō, "to join, tie together into a whole") – properly, wholeness, i.e. when all essential parts are joined together; peace (God's gift of wholeness). peace, quietness, rest.

Probably from a primary verb eiro (to join); peace (literally or figuratively); by implication, prosperity -- one, peace, quietness, rest, + set at one again.


In Hebrew it is from Strong’s concordance is H7965 shalom meaning completeness, soundness, welfare, peace, well, favor, friend, great, good health, perfect,

from shalam; safe, i.e. (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, i.e. Health, prosperity, peace -- X do, familiar, X fare, favour, + friend, X great, (good) health, (X perfect, such as be at) peace(-able, -ably), prosper(-ity, -ous), rest, safe(-ty), salute, welfare, (X all is, be) well, X wholly.


Our peace is found in Jesus who has faced and overcome everything we will ever face in both this earthly and spiritual life. Jesus is the Prince of Peace (See Isaiah 9:6). That means we have Peace living on the inside of us and we access it by grace through faith. If Jesus as the incorruptible seed is planted in us, the fruit of the spirit of peace will be there in abundance. Fruit tastes good and always has more seed in it! Choosing to yield to His peace will reflect peace in our interactions and represent God and His kingdom to others.


John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”


Peace is not the absence of problems, it’s the awareness of the presence of God in all situations!


A lack of peace reveals we are thinking about the wrong things. When we face challenges the world brings us, it should trigger our relationship with God and His promises found in Jesus’ finished work. Thinking on Jesus brings peace because we trust in His Love for us as His Children. His love reveals our unification in Him! His Love for us brings us His life. Faith in His life overcomes the world.


Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.” 


Romans 8:6 “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”


When His peace is ruling in our hearts we are making spiritually-minded decisions as God intended. Where our heart chooses its peace from is how we will make decisions.


Colossians 3:15 “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful”


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