These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. -John 16:33
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:7
People spend fortunes on therapists and self-help books every year, trying to find the elusive peace “that passeth all understanding.” As Christians, we know that such peace can only come from a relationship with God. More even than that, it must include sustained fellowship. A Christian who is knowingly operating outside the will of God [in sin] is not likely to have peace, but perhaps more turmoil and concern than one who never knew God to begin with.
Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. -1 Peter 3:11
Pursue peace. In my life with Christ, I have discovered that it is not as elusive as I once thought. The Holy Spirit makes such peace available to us in Christ Jesus. such a peace isn’t temporary, either — it stretches forth into eternity.