It would be hard to imagine there has ever been a human who walked the face of this earth who did not want peace and in some way pursue it. Thank the Lord He is the God of peace and that we can have the peace of God – and that we can have peace WITH God. I never noticed the marvelous intricacies of peace concerning God until I read a book long ago by evangelist Billy Graham who has since gone on to be with the Lord. The Lord used his writing to help me to go deeper in my understanding of peace. Including when it comes to peace WITH God. How can we have peace WITH God?
We are all sinners separated from God. But God in His amazing love for His Creation sent His only Son Jesus to the earth to live a perfect life, to the cross to die an unimaginable death to pay the sin penalty we deserve, and to raise Him from the dead. So all who turn from our sins, believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and in His death and resurrection, truly turning our lives over to God and His ways, are forgiven, HAVE “PEACE WITH GOD”, are promised forever life with Him, and the Holy Spirit comes to live in us. Peace WITH God comes from God through Jesus’ death and resurrection and our repentance and faith in Jesus and our lives being surrendered to Him.
We CANNOT have peace with God as sinners who refuse to repent and reject Christ as Lord. But we CAN have peace beyond imagination now and forever when we genuinely commit our lives to Christ now and forevermore! Oh, how can we ever thank God enough for His love and mercy and salvation – and PEACE? Let us praise Him forevermore!
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:1-2 KJV