“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, PRINCE OF PEACE.” (Isaiah 9:6)
Prince of Peace:
Among the coming Messiah’s many roles, according to Isaiah’s prophesy, he would be known as the Prince of Peace.
It’s one thing to read this in scripture; but if you are facing difficult circumstances today, how do you move from simply reading it, to believing it, to daily living in the peace only Jesus can bring?
In this World You Will Have Trouble:
Jesus knew the struggles His disciples would face after His departure, and He sees knows every struggle you and I face today. He told His disciples the following two wonderful things, and when I say ‘disciples,’ I mean the ones who walked with him then, and all disciples ever since – including us:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”(John 16:33 NIV)
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”(John 14:27 NLT)
Peace of Mind and Heart:
You may be asking yourself what Jesus’ gift of peace could possibly look like. Perhaps you’re thinking, “if we are meant to have a peace-filled life, why is mine filled with so many problems?”
Jesus didn’t promise a trouble-life, as we see in John 16:33. But he did promise something even better: his peace, right in the midst of those troubles; a peace that cannot be found anywhere else, and his help and constant presence in the person of his Holy Spirit. His wonderful gift of peace means we can have an untroubled heart, even in troubling circumstances. Jesus is in every way our Prince of Peace.
(All scriptures are linked to BibleGateway.com)