“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.”
Peace--the most sought after gift--is not a state of mind with a lack of turmoil. But it is a reaction to the issues in our daily lives placed in our path by the world. While we desire a life free from stress, we know we can’t have it because of the sin in the world.
At present our nation and the world face the possibility of an economic crisis unknown to anyone born after 1940. The newscasters keep us informed of the latest moves by our nation’s leaders. This feature of our society could be a good thing and a bad thing.
Peace of mind keeps a believer going in spite of what one hears or reads. Some choose to fret about this economic precipice we find ourselves on. They endanger their health and well-being worrying about all of this. Others quietly make decisions to try to meet their current and future needs.
Having the peace of God helps the quiet planners as they search for ways to weather the storms.
While peace is a gift from God, it also can be a choice.