Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
Jesus bequeathed peace to every believer.really.He really did! Not many people in the world today would be characterized as peaceful. The Apostle Paul characterized those who do not have a saving faith in Jesus as those who do not know the way of peace.
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: their feet are swift to shed blood: destruction and misery are in their ways: and the way of peace have they not known: Romans 3:11-17
By simple observation it is safe to say that many people around us are distraught, frustrated, unhappy, afflicted and bound. Some to the point of being sick and diseased. Most around us do not walk in the way of peace at all. To discover the way of peace, and then to walk therein is the greatest healing therapy for body, mind and spirit.
Peace begins with Jesus. When the good news of the gospel is embraced, peace with GOD is made. Peace is the result of being justified before GOD.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: Romans 5:1
There is no real peace for those who do not accept the grace of GOD because of the object that separates them from GOD.that is sin. Worry, fear, grief, guilt, and regret are a result of insecurity with GOD. The relationship with GOD is inadequate. There can be no approach to the glory of GOD.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23
The first experience of someone who repents of sin and trusts Jesus with his eternal destiny is peace. Sins are forgiven; obstacles and barriers to GOD are removed. When someone finds they are completely loved and accepted and finally secure with their maker the result is peace.
Maintaining the peace is then the issue. Jesus gave us peace in the first place and now is our example.