We have peace with God because of what Jesus did for us. If you believe in Jesus, that’s your birthright. It’s the truth, it’s the reality in your world right now. We have peace with God, meaning He has removed the separation of sin between us, and we are accepted, secure, significant. Maybe even better said, He has adopted us and welcomed us into His family.
When we rest in our identity in Christ as God’s much-loved kids, there is a peace that’s real, true, and lasting. It’s not something we produce ourselves. We don’t have to manage it. We don’t need to keep the peace at all costs. Instead, Jesus puts us on the path to actual peace, where we are connected to the source—the One who carries true peace in His presence. As a result, we can now be the blessed peacemakers Jesus talked about in His sermon on the mountainside in Matthew 5–7.
How can you grow into the kind of person who brings Jehovah Shalom and His presence to others in your life? How does peace stay filled up—and even overflow—from your life so you can share God’s peace with others? We stay close to the source, God Himself. He will infuse your life with more and more peace. With each passing moment, each grief, each loss, each success and high point in life—they will all work together to reveal God at work.
Only trusting God can truly bring peace. He is Jehovah Shalom, the God who is Peace. Whatever is happening in life, whether it’s easy and light or gut-wrenchingly raw right now, draw near to Him. He will draw near to you. (James 4:8)
Isaiah 30:20-21 reminds us that adversity and difficulty has a result that won’t be regretted: You will see your Teacher with your own eyes, and you’ll grow to recognize His voice, that gentle whisper deep in your soul. You’ll hear the words He speaks afresh, rooted in ancient truth, aligned with His revealed words in the Bible. An encounter with God Himself will bring peace in its wake... every time.