ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Religion and Philosophy»
  • The Role of Religion in History & Society

Three facts about personal peace

Updated on December 16, 2009

Peace with God

This time of the year is a time of enjoying family and friends, but it is also the time when many people become depressed. Those who have lost their jobs , homes, and even the loss of loved ones may find it hard to have any peace during the season known for peace and good will toward men. In the fullness of time God sent his son Jesus into the earth through the virgin birth and the angels declared to the outcast of that day"the shepherds", glory to God in the highest and on earth peace and good will toward men. The misconception of that day was  many thought Jesus was going to bring peace on earth at his first coming by bringing down Roman rule.

Jesus said that he must work the works of him that sent him while it was day, for the night comes in which no man could work. As the angels declared, Jesus did come to bring peace on earth, but it was first of all a peace that continues to this day, to reconcile God and mankind. You see because of sin by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world and death by sin, so death passed upon all men for all have sinned (Romans 5:12). Sin separated mankind from God thereby leaving man without peace.

Men became restless instead of entering into his rest (Hebrews 4:1). Many people today are trying to find peace through their possessions when Jesus said that a man's life does not consist in the abundance of things he possesses. A false peace is when everything seems well to a person who measures it by their circumstances. All of the bills are paid, the family is doing fine, the job is secure and there is plenty of money in the bank. Everything is fine from the outside, but on the inside there is no peace for the person who does not have a personal relationship with God. Fact number one in relating to peace is this, through Jesus death , burial and resurrection he made it possible to be reconciled back to God allowing for a person to have peace with God, because by accepting him, a person makes their peace with him.

Romans 5:1 declares being justified by faith (declared righteous), we have peace with God. Peace again is the evidence within a person who makes their peace with God. In other words a person who becomes born again has at that time made their peace with God and the evidence of that required action is inward peace. This peace passes all human understanding and it gains the attention of onlookers who can't understand how a person can be at rest when a tragedy has occurred, or a person can smile and continue to move forward in the midst of suffering and pain.

The peace of God

Fact number one talks about peace with God, but now with fact number two we will talk about the peace of God. Many people may be born again but lack this peace because of some steps that they refuse to take. They may think God is going to take them for them. Philippians 4:6 declares to be careful for nothing. First of all we are commanded not to worry! The word care means to have anxiety about what has not happened.

How many people worry and are stressed out about the possibility of something happening? more times than not the stressful situation never even happens. instead of worrying about everything, we are to pray about everything because the scripture says in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God. The key word in this passage is thanksgiving because it implies receiving something in advance. It is always polite to say thank you , but this expression usually only occurs after something has been done.

When a person prays in faith they already believe that God will answer the prayer so instead of worry and anxiety there is peace and rest. Notice that the rest of Philippians says and the "peace of God" which passes all understanding shall keep (guard) your hearts and minds by Christ Jesus. Peace stands guard protecting the heart and mind from troubling thoughts and restlessness and allows a person to wait on the Lord until the promise comes to pass. Peace does not exemplify murmuring and complaining, but it will promote faith and praise that the problem is finished and solved. The last fact about peace is that according to Revelation their will be peace on earth during Christ's one thousand year rule and reign in the earth in the future.

practical points on peace

  • The peace of God guards our hearts and minds
  • We have peace with God by making our peace with him ( having relationship with him)
  • Peace helps us not to worry about what has not happened
  • True thanksgiving is a sign that we have peace
  • The peace of God surpasses all human understanding

What does peace mean to you?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Art 4 Life profile image

      Art 4 Life 7 years ago from in the middle of nowhere....

      Thank you so much for this hub, it was a blessing to me~

      Art

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)