John 14:27 (NIV): “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
The Bible calls Jesus the Prince of Peace. And in 2 Corinthians 13:11, we are told God is the author and promoter of peace. So when trouble comes, leaning and relying on, and pressing into the Person of Jesus, is where we draw our peace and strength from. Our theme scripture tells us we have the very same peace that Jesus possesses. That means no matter what we encounter in this life, we are able to navigate through it with the very peace of God. Jesus made a point of explaining the peace He gives is not the same as the peace this world knows. His peace is perfect, making us complete and lacking nothing! It’s based on Him and His unchanging character, not on circumstances or fleeting emotions. Isaiah 26:3 says when our thoughts are fixed on the Lord, He will keep us in perfect and constant peace. Choose to commit yourself to the Lord today, purpose to keep your thoughts on Him, and that peace that surpasses all understanding will be yours to experience.