The Prophet Isaiah writes: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3)
According to Ann Spangler, in her book, Praying the names of Jesus, “The Hebrew word for peace…means much more than the absence of conflict or the end of turmoil. Shalom conveys not only a sense of tranquility but also of wholeness and completion. To enjoy shalom is to enjoy health, satisfaction, success, safety, well-being, and prosperity.”
Jesus Christ is known as the Prince of Peace, in Hebrew He is called Sar Shalom. It is no surprise that there is more and more turmoil in the world! In fact, it is only logical that as “Peace” is rejected and as people ignore Jesus and His principles, we should expect to see increasing chaos in the world around us.
Yet the New Testament teaches that the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus if we would but come to God. In fact it instructs us to not even be anxious about anything, but to come to God in prayer and thanksgiving and we will experience peace in a way that is unknown to us. (Philippians 4:6-7) Through Christ, even in the midst of difficulties you can find Shalom.
God can hold you together as you walk through difficulties. God can give you insight and wisdom for the decisions you must make. God can give you Peace that you have never experienced, all through Jesus Christ His son. Will you give Him a chance?