To Be at Peace with God, means to be at peace with his words. Knowing he loves us does not bring Conflict, it brings peace. Peace can come because we find out he agrees with us about injustice, and helps us to solve it, while other times, he may say to just let it go. Either way, we need to make up our minds, and be determined, that we will be at Peace with God.
To be at peace, means to be free from turmoil (and conflict).
Peace is a wonderful thing! Many do not have peace with God however, because they have conflict and turmoil over at least SOME of his words.
If we read our bible long enough, it’s likely at least something (if not a few things) will bring turmoil and conflict to our hearts and minds. I can remember for example, how When I first read: “If your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out!”
I remember what turmoil that passage brought to my heart and mind.
Instead of arguing with God, throwing my bible down in despair, I began to ask him why he said it, and what it meant (to me personally) and, He was faithful to answer me.
It’s no wonder so many of the letters in our bible begin with statements like “Grace, Peace, and Mercy” be upon you.” God knew his words would often bring (inner) turmoil. We don’t want to be found fighting against him.
When we lack peace, the first thing we should do is, “Make Peace with God” (and his word.) If we can’t do that, we should ask him to help us.
Just because we are not in compliance with is words, does not mean we can’t be at peace with it.
Ask for Understanding! Seek his help! Your Salvation is what he longs to help you with, above all else.
Believe me, He knows how much we need him. HE IS our Saviour! He is always ready and willing to help, and most especially, with things that concern our relationship with Him. With Love and blessings, Laura