In the midst of conflict Gideon built an altar called, the Lord is Peace. At this point Gideon had not defeated the enemy. Yet he had an encounter with God that taught him regardless of his circumstances the Lord is Peace.
I wonder if we ever had a powerful encounter with God that convinces us that regardless of our circumstances the Lord is Peace? Perhaps we have but have fallen back into our old habits of worrying about the future.
When we know that the Lord is Peace we have a sense of security. We are held in his hands and nothing can happen to us that we can’t handle because he is with us, enabling us and sustaining us. He is able to help in any situation.
When we know that the Lord is Peace we have a sense of acceptance. We belong to God, we are his beloved children and we can relax in the peace of knowing we are deeply loved.
When we know that the Lord is Peace we know that God is good. An evil king won’t stop strife but a good king wants his people to live in peace. God is the ultimate good king who wants peace so much he sent his Son to die that peace could be achieved.
In the midst of conflict, difficulties or overwhelming issues we can always seek and find peace because our Lord is peace. We can rest in the knowledge that God is good, God is love and God is able.