Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. —2 Corinthians 13:11
Peace means quiet and tranquility, freedom from disturbance. For me, peace means letting go of the old ways and replacing them with godly ways. There is peace in knowing God is always there to catch me if I fall. As Psalm 23:3 says, “He restores my soul; He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”
Before my baptism, I felt lost and without hope, as though a piece of me was missing. On the day I was to be baptized, Satan tried to keep me from entering the church by triggering anxiety. With God’s help, I pulled myself together and said, “I can do this. I will do this.” As I stepped inside Open Door Church, I felt a huge weight being lifted. I had listened to the Lord; the devil didn’t own me anymore. I wept as I worshipped with my new family and felt the connection my heart had been longing for. I knew I was where God needed me to be. I was finally at peace.
The God of love and peace will be with you. My stress level has lowered, and the Lord is teaching me the true meaning of inward peace. I used to be hard on myself, but the Lord has shown me new ways to deal with stressful situations. I have learned to be more at peace with my decisions, rather than continuously second-guessing myself.
Peace in Christ has also taught me to turn the other cheek. After doing all I can to do the godly thing, I can be at peace even if there is not forgiveness or reconciliation because I know I’ve done all I was asked to do.
He is a God of love, peace, and mercy. He will guide you to the light at the end of a dark tunnel. It doesn’t get any more peaceful than that!