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Real peace

Our city is strong! We are surrounded by the walls of God’s salvation. Open the gates to all who are righteous; allow the faithful to enter. You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:1-3 God’s peace alone is real peace. There can be no true peace unless one obtains the righteousness that only comes from God. When God’s love and mercy intersects with His truth, this will result in righteousness and peace. “Unfailing love and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed! (Psalm 85:10). What do you trust your life with? Do you experience peace because you are financially secured? Or do you worry more because you do not think you have enough to be financially secured? When the Bible talks about God as the source of true peace, it is telling people that God alone is the source of peace. From the text, the prophet Isaiah said that only those who are living in accordance with the will of God are the ones who will experience the perfect peace that comes from Him. You cannot have the peace of God if you do not have His righteousness. “Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us” (Romans 5:1). The peace of God obtained by making Christ the Lord and Savior of your life removed the dividing wall that exists between man and God. “You lived in this world without God and without hope. But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ” (Ephesians 2:12b-13). God’s peace does not mean cessation of conflict. The peace of God will sustain you even if you are going through conflicts in life. Even when everything seems to be falling apart around you, Jesus can provide you the peace that surpasses all understanding. True peace is not dependent on your circumstances but on the knowledge that God is with you as you are facing challenges in life. “Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). You might be treading right now on a rough path and you do not know until when you will be in that road. But if your dependence and trust is in God, He will strengthen you. “Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock” (Isaiah 26:4).



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