The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever (Isaiah 32:17).
Peace is a commodity than cannot be bought at any price. It eludes the aristocrat and the pauper alike. God alone can give peace.
We as believers can enjoy the peace of God in a way that cannot be understood by the human mind alone. The wicked are like the troubled sea. They never experience peace. My personal pursuit for peace drove me to the foot of the cross as a teenager. Some people live and die and never experience a moment’s peace. You’re a wealthy person if you have it!
There are two kinds of peace to be experience by the Christian; peace with God and the peace of God. God desires that we walk in both.
Peace with God comes to us when we are born again. Therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1). Peace with God is a result of our sins being forgiven and remitted just as though we had never committed them. Peace with God produces a relationship with Him that removes the barrier of sin. We’re no longer sinners; we’ve been made the righteousness of God in Christ!
The Peace of God comes by a right relationship with the Holy Spirit. It comes by maintaining a moment by moment fellowship with God by His Word and with the Holy Spirit. The peace of God comes by you consciously walking in obedience to the known will of God. When you lose your peace you should make instant inquiry of yourself as to what you did to offend and grieve the Holy Spirit.
Peace with God produces absence of guilt. The peace of God creates environment for the Holy Spirit to lead us and speak to us in our daily walk. The peace of God is like a protective shield over our heart and our mind. Make a choice today to walk in the peace that Jesus said He would leave with us; peace with God and the peace of God.