The Peace of God – Peace with God
The key to having peace in our hearts is surrendering all our prayers to God and trusting in Him to take care of each one. The heart is set on heaven “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God” Colossians 3:1
A great many people are trying to make peace, but that has already been done. God has not left it for us to do; all we have to do is to enter into it.–Dwight L. Moody
As we pour out our bitterness, God pours in his peace. –F.B. Meyer
Peace comes when there is no cloud between us and God. Peace is the consequence of forgiveness, God’s removal of that which obscures His face and so breaks union with Him. –Charles H. Brent
I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess. –Martin Luther
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. –C.S. Lewis
The peace of God is first and foremost peace with God; it is the state of affairs in which God, instead of being against us, is for us. No account of God’s peace which does not start here can do other than mislead. –J.I. Packer
Great thoughts of your sin alone will drive you to despair; but great thoughts of Christ will pilot you into the haven of peace. –Charles Spurgeon
Charles Spurgeon on The Peace of God
What is the peace of God? I would describe it first by saying it is, of course, peace with God, peace of conscience, actual peace with the Most High through the atoning sacrifice.
Reconciliation, forgiveness, restoration to favour there must be, and the soul must be aware of it: there can be no peace of God apart from justification through the blood and righteousness of Jesus Christ received by faith. A man conscious of being guilty can never know the peace of God till he becomes equally conscious of being forgiven. When his consciousness of pardon shall become as strong and vivid as his consciousness of guilt had been, then will he enter into the enjoyment of the peace of God which passeth all understanding.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ— you that have believed in Jesus— there is perfect peace between you and God now: “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God.” Your sin was the ground of the quarrel; but it has gone, it has ceased to be, it is blotted out, it is cast into the depth of the sea.
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Our divine scapegoat has carried our iniquities into the wilderness. Our Lord and Master has finished transgression, made an end of sin, and brought in everlasting righteousness. The cause of offence is gone, and gone forever: Jesus hath taken our guilt, hath suffered in our stead, hath made full compensation to the injured law, and vindicated justice to the very highest; and now there is nothing which can excite the anger of God towards us, for our sin is removed, and our unrighteousness is covered. We are reconciled to God by Christ Jesus, and accepted in the Beloved.
“Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.”–2 Thessalonians 3:16