“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, good will toward men.”
Luke 2:14 KJV
My mind is so rarely at peace. It spins with to-do lists, preparing and worrying too. But Christ came to bring us peace.
Peace with God:
He came and lived a perfect life- that He knew we never could. He died and shed his blood as an offering for our transgressions. He rose again, defeating the power of death. He offers us faith to repent and accept his gift, to become children of God and live in peace with Him.
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
Philippians 4:7-9 NASB1995
He sent us the Holy Spirit and through Him an amazing friendship. He continues to work in our hearts to refine us. He offers us inexplicable peace. Peace the world doesn’t understand. Peace that doesn’t panic or bend to worry. Peace that trusts the sovereignty of our Father God. When we start our day setting our minds on His goodness- it is a peace that fills us and carries us through whatever else the day has in store.
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.””
John 16:33 NASB1995
“Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all!”
2 Thessalonians 3:16 NASB1995
“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”
Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
The Angels told us, give glory to God! It’s the key. When we glorify Him, praise Him, thank Him, trust Him – He will give us peace.
“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31 NKJV