by Randy Chambers, 2005-12-30
John 16:33, NIV: I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
I often think of the peace God gives as a peace that is with us in the midst of our circumstances—a peace we experience regardless of external trials. But it is also a peace that goes much deeper. The turmoil we face is often internal, having little to do with external things. As we struggle with finding direction, making a personal decision, or coming to grips with personal attitudes and downfalls, His peace is available. And His peace is consistent regardless of the outer, or inner, storms we must endure.