The angels proclaimed peace and good will to men on the earth over 2000 years ago. Looking at the headlines or your own circumstances it may seem they were wrong. Peace seems so elusive. So out of reach.
The angels weren’t wrong. Peace came. Peace remains. It’s ours. He is ours.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 KJV (emphasis mine)
This child who’s birth we celebrate each December is peace. Jesus, the Prince of Peace who promised to never leave us. We are constantly accompanied by peace.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Galatians 5:22 KJV (emphasis mine)
This peace lives in us. The Spirit comes with all its fruit.
So why don’t we feel peace? How often are you in a conversation with someone and one of you is not really in the conversation? Just because Jesus is with us it doesn’t mean we are engaging with Him. His presence doesn’t guarantee we experience peace. We must choose to connect, to engage.
4 Steps to Peace When Peace Seems Out of Reach
- Remember who’s you are, the Prince of Peace.
- The promise of peace came with good will. The news that God is not mad at you should bring peace in any circumstance. He is unchanging. If He declared good will toward the people of the earth 2,000 years ago He still has good will toward the people of earth today.
- Remember who dwells in you bearing the fruit of peace.
- Give to God the things that are His to hold, the things interfering with your peace.
- Release peace
Jesus, thank you for being my Prince of Peace. Thank you for coming to be my Savior and my peace. Thank you for sending Holy Spirit to grow the fruit of peace in my spirit. I release to you all the things that concern me, all the things I can’t control – which is everything 😊. I will obey and not fear. I release the peace you have given me in Jesus name.
How do you find your peace?