The key element in true, lasting peace is the presence of God. Isaiah says to God, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3. Christ is our peace-His presence is the presence of peace within us. Ephesians 2:14. And so Jesus declares, “In Me you may have peace” John 16:33. What is this peace? It is an inner sense of contentment and quietness, regardless of life’s circumstances. It is steadfast confidence in our ever-faithful, immutable heavenly Father. It is the presence of joy in the midst of unhappiness. A person with true Godly peace can endure an avalanche of hardship and difficulty and still enjoy an inner peace that surpasses all human understanding. Why? Because it does not come from pleasant circumstances, nice events, or good things others may do for us. Instead, it is based on the fact that the Spirit of a holy, omnipotent, and never changing God lives within us. Have a wonderful day!