WEEK 4: God is the Lord of Peace

‘Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.’ II Thessalonians 3:16 ‘Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.’ Romans 15:33
God wants us to have peace and He is in total control of Peace. Know the Lord is with you and for you—He will give you His Peace. Do you have peace right now? Do you need to ask the Lord of Peace to give you peace?

About the Author Pastor James Greer

Pastor of Journey Church. Business Owner of D&J Tire, D&J Custom Homes, D&J Autoplex and D&J Investments

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Todd Demaris says January 22, 2018

GOD is the only giver of peace. As we grow in Christ, we must seek his peace in every situation, this process referred to as Sanctification, “becoming more like Gods Son, Jesus Christ each day”. We must spend time with God each day and “Be still and know that He is God”. “Blessed are those who are content with what they have”.

darrell Ingram says January 22, 2018

Jesus said, “Be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world.” It is not bad for fear to come over you, for a bad mood to come over you, it’s not a sin to have a sad mood, you are going to have difficult seasons. Be of good cheer. Another translation says, “Take heart.” The Greek word is tharseo. Be of good comfort, take courage. The last time Jesus said this was just before He went to the cross. What looks like a loss will give me the leverage to turn it around. The leverage to go from no hope to hope, from discomfort to comfort, and finally from no peace to peace.

Kathy Roberts says January 22, 2018

God created us to be at peace with Him, with the world, with every situation of life. That peace was surrendered when sin entered the picture, but God has re-established that peace through Jesus. It is our choice whether to allow that peace to rule in our life. When we allow God’s peace to enter in, it pushes bitterness, fear, & unrest out. For I know the thoughts I have for you says the Lord, thoughts of peace & not of harm, to give you a future & a hope.

Tim Roberts says January 23, 2018

We can’t always control life circumstances, but we can control how those circumstances control us. The same problems that tend to overwhelm you, overcome you, frustrate you to the point of frustrating your purpose can be just a situation to deal with when the peace of God is active in your life. It can even be opportunity knocking to show the power over problems we have when we are surrendered to His will & filled with His peace.

Bryan Hubbard says January 23, 2018

God is the only source of true peace. When I sit and dwell, Meditate, ponder or whichever one you want to call it, on His sustaining power and presence i.e. “Peace” I can see what troubles me with a new perspective. This fruit , that can only grow from God’s tree of life, grows continuously daily, and can overshadow any and all obstacles in my spiritual life.

    Steven Roberts says January 23, 2018

    So good bro!

    Susan Cartwright says January 24, 2018

    Awesome insight, Bryan!

Steven Roberts says January 23, 2018

I am one of the lucky ones who truly has the gift of peace from God. I haven’t always had it, but once He opened my eyes that He is in control of everything; I was able to accept His gift. They main thing that I have to stay aware of is always making sure I give Him the time that that I owe Him. Especially now, as I move into one of the busiest times of my life, I need to make sure that I continually remind myself that God is in control and that He holds my peace in His hand.

Donna says January 23, 2018

The more I have going on in my life the harder it is for me to connect to God’s peace. He wants us to have His peace always in every way. This takes great mental discipline. Staying in God’s word and knowing it is His will helps my mind stay on track. It also puts less strain on the heart. The heart and mind become a perfect union. This is God’s peace given to us because Christ is there to carry our burdens.

Joyce Preston says January 23, 2018

Peace is a result of a relationship with our Heavenly Father. God gives us a peace that passes all understanding as we guard our hearts and minds against wrong thoughts and actions. Our minds can become a battlefield if we allow it. By reading and learning the truths of the Word of God, we renew our minds toward positive thoughts and actions. Peace develops when we learn to lean on Jesus in every area of our life. He loves us and wants us to be at peace.

    Susan Cartwright says January 24, 2018

    Amen, my Sister!

Josh Poe says January 23, 2018

I can get overwhelmed. That can be a bad thing and a good thing. With all that needs to be done, I can easily be overwhelmed. I can’t handle it. And that’s ok because God can.

What seems impossible for me is possible for God.

I do the best I can and trust God to take care of the rest.

By faith I believe that he will give me overwhelming victory, not because of me and what I can do, but because of what He has done, is doing and will continue to do.

“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:37‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Kayla Riva says January 24, 2018

“Even the wicked have no rest”
I have to remember that even when alot is going wrong in life that the Lord will bring me peace.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15

Christopher Byard says January 24, 2018

The Promise of Peace – Every day will bring new challenges to your peace. But every day also holds a new promise of peace from God that is totally unlike the peace the world offers.

Jesus said, “I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It is not like the peace that this world can give. So don’t be worried or afraid” (John 14:27).

As we learn to walk each day in the power of the Holy Spirit, we will begin to experience the peace that is promised as part of the “fruit of the Spirit” (Gal. 5:22; Isaiah 32:17). Every time anxiety creeps into our lives, we can turn to the Lord and “God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand” (Phil. 4:7).

Trey Thomas says January 24, 2018

You can have the peace of the world, or the peace of Jesus. The world says just change your circumstance. Unhappy marriage? Just change your spouse. Don’t like your job? Quit. But the problem is changing your circumstance doesn’t bring peace, because peace isn’t outside of you, it’s in you.

John 16:33: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Tommy & Susan Cartwright says January 24, 2018

Peace is easy to understand when everything is going well, but not so easy when things get hard. God wants us to rest in His peace – especially in seasons of darkness and difficulty. When thinking of the peace Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego displayed in the incident of the fiery furnace (Daniel 3:16-18), we can be assured that even though we don’t get to pick our furnaces, we can choose to live rejoicing in the Lord, no matter what! This kind of peace is a powerful way to draw others to the God who has graciously given it. Put another way, our unexplainable peace can “draw those far from God close to God!”

Dianne Peel says January 24, 2018

I am learning to give God control of situations that come along in daily life. In return I can feel his peace over my life.

Joyce Toups says January 25, 2018

The Bible tells us God wants to give us peace always and at all times in every circumstance and every season of life. God wants to give peace to us as we are His children. So, why are we not at peace or do not receive His peace at times in our lives? I’m including myself in this equation. If we do not have peace with God we can not have peace with others & ourselves. I think maybe it’s sin in our lives, even the sin of not submitting & trusting in Him who gave His life for us. I pray for myself and my awesome church that we receive this peace that only God can provide. We have a good, good Father.

    Tommy & Susan Cartwright says January 27, 2018

    Yes, Joyce, we do have a good, good Father! Very good insight.

Julia Glenn says January 29, 2018

I struggled with this. I was giving my worries to god and then worry anyway. But i got into God’s word. Where he said dont worry about anything pray
About everything.we steal our peace by not listening to God’s word.Joyce Meyers says worry is just a down payment on a problem you probably never have. I say everyday peace be still. And give all to God and know he is there in all situations.and be at peace

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