The Peace of Christ

The Peace of Christ

“I have told you these things that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have trouble. But take heart ! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

I heard a Pastor mentioned in his message last Sunday , the peace of God is much greater than anything this world could offer. It is much greater than any treasure the world could give.

I tried to meditate on these words he has spoken, it seem they are a revelation to me. Why having the peace of Christ is much greater than anything the world could give ?

You may have all the best things the world could offer such as a prestigious position in a top corporate world, a palatial house in a safe and highend subdivision, a fat bank account, yet without the peace of Christ ruling in your heart, your life will be miserable.

For without the peace of Christ in your heart , your life will be full of distresses. There are many sources of distresses in the world particularly in our time wherein we are living in perilous times.

Just recently, series of bombings happened in Moscow, Pakistan and Manila where scores have died. So many accidents, crimes, violence happening all over the world. There is always reason to ask if we are still safe nowadays even in our home ? Afflictions happen to anybody, old or young, rich or poor, educated or non-educated.

There are just so much afflictions in our time, it is becoming unbearable. These afflictions bring strife and distress to our minds. Only by having the “peace of Christ”

We will find comfort and refuge amidst these distresses.

Having the peace of Christ does not mean absence of affliction, but having an anchor to depend on in times of tribulation. It means gaining victory over afflictions by not being subdued by it. Having the peace of Christ in our hearts, we can maintain our joy in living amidst trials and afflictions. Yes we can still be joyful amidst pains and sufferings by having the peace of Christ in our herats. The presence of the peace of Christ in our hearts is a source of our comforr and strength . It gives us serenity amidst troubled life.

It is the peace of Christ that ruled Horatio Spafford's heart upon learning that his four daughters perished in a shipwreck accident. It is the peace of Christ in his heart that enabled him to bear the unfathomable reality of loosing his four precious daughters. After the great tragedy in his life, he was able to compose one of the most beloved hymns of all time "It is Well With My Soul." Horatio Spafford had emerged victorious out of the trials because the peace of Christ was reigning in his heart.

How can we have the peace of Christ ?

We can have the “peace of Christ” by surrendering completely to the Lordship of Christ in our life. We should forsake all sins and make Christ the Lord of every aspect of our life. He should be the Lord of our family life, relationships, work and career, ministry, leisure time and every area of our life. If Christ is not a hundred percent Lord of our life, He is not Lord of our life at all.

We have to live according to God’s ways and will and rid our lives from all forms of sins. Only by yielding completely to the Lordship of Christ , His peace will completely reside in our hearts. We should rid our lives from any single compromise in order to receive the “peace of Christ.”

Only by having the “peace of Christ” ruling our hearts we can be completely victorious. We can be victorious only if we are completely yielded to the Lordship of Christ. To be an overcomer we must yield our lives to the true overcomer, The Lord JesusChrist, He has overcome the whole world.

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Lady Guinevere 5 years ago from West Virginia

Jesus did not bring the world peace and he said so in the bible.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

Cristina, This is beautiful, enlightening as well as insightful! The Peace of Christ is invaluable As we grow in Grace and knowledge of the Lord we must learn to cleave to spiritual assets over things. It does not mean that we do not enjoy or like things; we should and must however better learn to put them in the proper perspective!

We live in a material world so therefore things will always be a part of life on this side of heaven…. What is important is that we do not allow them to take precedence over our relationship with the Lord and others… We as you say are living in some interesting times some of everything is happening… The Word of God is being fulfilled! In order to become victorious we all need Jesus as our Savior & Lord! As you so wonderfully stated: “Only by having the “peace of Christ” ruling our hearts we can be completely victorious. We can be victorious only if we are completely yielded to the Lordship of Christ. To be an overcomer we must yield our lives… “ Amen!

Thank you for sharing, In His Love, Grace, Joy Peace & Blessings!


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Jesus does bring peace to anybody who yielded his life to Him. Someday Jesus will bring world peace during His millenial reign. Jesus will come back again to reign for a thousand year on earth this is what we called Millenium. He will put an end to all wars and rebellion. He will bring world peace.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans it is great to hear from you again. Your comment is a great encouragement to me. I am always encouraged to write for the Lord everytime I read your comment.Thanks for taking time to visit this hub. Your visit and comments are greatly appreciated. Truly only upon yielding completely to Christ we can be victorious. The peace of Christ in our hearts transcends all understanding and calms down our distresses. It maintains the joy of our living and keeps our sanity. Remain blessed always. Best regards.


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

"Only by having the “peace of Christ” ruling our hearts we can be completely victorious. We can be victorious only if we are completely yielded to the Lordship of Christ."

I liked how you made that connection about peace giving us victory only through surrender to His lordship.

I also thought of an old song that we used to sing in church.

Lord you are more precious than silver

Lord you are more costly than gold

Lord you are more beautiful than diamonds

and nothing I desire compares with you.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Tamarajo it is great to read your comment for this hub. Thanks for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your visit and comments are greatly appreciated. Thank you also for posting additional input. Blessings to you and your family. Best regards.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

Yes! Amen! The Peace of Christ is like no other peace. Thank you for this marvelous missive. You are spot on and I love this Hub!!


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Peace be with you always Ate Cristina.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi James A. Watkins it is great to hear from you again. It is great to read your comment for this hub. It is indeed a source of encouragement to me. Blessings to you always and best regards.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Dave Mathews thanks for gracing this hub. Peace be with you also. Blessings and regards.


Patrick Teng 5 years ago

This article is timely. I am going through some persecution in my working place, and I badly needs the peace of God that surpass all understanding to keep me from going insane from all the emotional stress I am going through now! So save me O God!


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EBlank90 4 years ago from MIchigan

Hubs such as this one help to make the world a better place. The peace of Jesus in ones life can never be measured.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Thank you EBlank90. Your words are great encouragement to me. Thank you for visiting and appreciating this hub. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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