Ready to choose peace? I’m telling you–you already have it. Jesus actually gave His peace to all His followers the night before His crucifixion. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27). So you don’t have the kind of peace the world tries to give. You have the peace that Jesus gives–the same peace He had that day in the back of the boat while a storm raged around Him on the Sea of Galilee.
Maybe that’s news to you. Perhaps you’ve been struggling and straining to find peace in the midst of tumultuous circumstances and personal crises. You know peace is a promise in Scripture. You’ve seen it. You just don’t know why you’re not experiencing it.
So why don’t all Christians experience this supernatural peace? Because we must willfully, purposefully choose to walk in the peace He gave us. It isn’t automatic. Even though we already have it, we tend to pursue peace on the world’s terms. It holds out an ideal that most people can never attain, and those who do attain find out it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It promises peace but can’t deliver. And in the process, it robs us of the peace we’ve already been given.
In I Choose Peace, we will discover the biblical truths and principles that allow us to experience deep, lasting peace in the midst of
- relational conflict
- anxious moments
- a broken world
- difficult circumstances
- our materialistic culture
Written during the pandemic, I Choose Peace will explore the theological basis for experiencing supernatural peace, but the focus is not on theory. The focus is practical steps you can take to experience the fullness of the peace Jesus has promised.