The Secret of Peace

Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all. (2 Thessalonians 3:16) 
Grace is a very special lady. One word comes to mind when I think of her: peace. The quiet and restful expression on her face has seldom changed in the six months I have known her, even though her husband was diagnosed with a rare disease and then hospitalized. 
When I asked Grace the secret of her peace, she said, “It’s not a secret, it’s a person. It’s Jesus in me. There is no other way I can explain the quietness I feel in the midst of this storm.” 
The secret of peace is our relationship to Jesus Christ. He is our peace. When Jesus is our Savior and Lord, and as we become more like Him, peace becomes real. Things like sickness, financial difficulties, or danger may be present, but peace reassures us that God holds our lives in His hands (Daniel 5:23), and we can trust that things will work together for good. 
Have we experienced this peace that goes beyond logic and understanding? Do we have the inner confidence that God is in control? My wish for all of us today echoes the words of the apostle Paul: “Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace” And may we feel this peace “always by all means” (2 Thessalonians 3:16). 
Dear Lord, please give us Your peace at all times and in every situation. Amen. 
My prayer today is no matter what you may be facing, you can find the secret to true peace, just as Grace did, Jesus in you. After reading today’s devotion I feel it is with utmost importance we apply 2 Thessalonians 3:16 to our lives every single day. Peace is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of Christ. To trust in Jesus is peace. 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). 
Have a beautiful day in The Lord! 
Today’s Reading is James 1:17