In Billy Graham’s book, Peace with God, he shares about finding peace as described by the Bible.
“The way of peace have they not known.” the apostle Paul says concerning the human race (Romans 3:17). As we look around, we find that there is little personal, domestic, social, economic or political peace anywhere. Why? Because we all have the seeds of suspicion and violence, of hatred and destruction within us.
Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers” (Matthew 5:9). We are to try for peace.
Peace can be experienced only when we have received divine pardon – when we have been reconciled to God and when we have the harmony within, with out fellow man and especially with God. “There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked” (Isaiah 57:21). But through the blood of the cross, Christ has made peace with God for us and is Himself our peace. If by faith we accept Him, we are justified by God and can realize the inner serenity that can come to man through no other means. When Christ enters our hearts, we are freed of that haunting sense of sin. Cleansed of all feeling if contamination and unfitness, we can lift up our heads secure in the knowledge that we can look with confidence into the face of our fellow men. “When a man’s ways please the Lord he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him” (Proverbs 16:7). Even more important, we know that we can stand before God in the hour of our death with this same feeling if peace and security.
There are three kinds of peace described in the Bible: