Peace is not the absence of problems.
Peace is the presence of the Lord.
For most of us, peace seems to be fleeting and elusive. It comes and goes depending on the circumstances in which we find ourselves. The presence or absence of real or imagined trouble with our families, neighborhoods, work situations, and issues involving our government or even the world at large seem to determine our peace. Anything that may potentially disturb our security or significance becomes a threat to our peace. Our peace seems many times to be based entirely on the world around us. This type of peace, however, is not what the God desires for our lives. The peace that the world gives comes from walking by sight, not by faith. II Corinthians 5:9 reminds us that “we walk by faith, not by sight.”
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