I can think of 3 categories of peace: peace of mind, political peace, and the peace of GOD which passes all understanding….
When we seek to control, we are inevitably going to suffer anxiety because a situation will arise which we will be unable to control.
The solution is to surrender our will to GOD’s and to trust His course and care.
When there is disagreement within a nation or between nations, inevitably there will be debate that might then transform into physical battle.
The solution is to give way to GOD, to Jesus the Prince of Peace, to the love, joy and peace of the Holy Spirit. Those who can, must pray for the nation(s).
“Perfect love casts out fear” (1John 4:18a) and when we allow the Father of Creation to rule in our hearts and in our minds, we have His peace, which goes beyond human reasoning, beyond understanding, to a joyous experience in His care.
The means to this peace is through surrender and trust. When we give our control, our will to the goodness of GOD, and when we trust the outcome of our lives and those of our loved ones to this same Creator, we are choosing peace.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1)
Let us abide in Him (John 15:4), in His shadow, in His shelter.
Jesus says, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” In Jesus, the Prince of Peace is a life of peace, a life without fear.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9)
There is only one pathway to real and lasting peace, and that is the peace which GOD offers to us. I pray each of us reading this will receive His lasting peace today.