God knew from the beginning of time that there would be a need for peace. There would be a need to bring peace and hope into a dying world. He knew that man would sin and mess things up. He knew that man would never be able to do anything on his own and would need a Savior. Enter Christ. God sent His son, Jesus Christ, to the world to be our peace. He would be the peace in the midst of the storm.
Isaiah prophesied that God would send Jesus to be the Prince of Peace in chapter nine, verse six (For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.) He brought His son Jesus into the world as a baby. While men waited for an earthly king to save them, God came down as a heavenly king to save man’s soul. While the world was erupting with sin, God already had a plan to reconcile the relationship with man. This is evidence that we cannot do anything without God’s presence in our lives. Philippians 4:6-7 says not to worry about anything, but instead pray and then we will experience the peace of God that passes our human understanding.
So how do we experience the peace that God gives through Jesus Christ? The answer is simple. We pray. When we pray we feel the inner peace that calms our storms and quiets the noise around us. When we are in a personal relationship with Christ, He will give us that peace when we call out to Him. Only He can be our peace, not another person, not a circumstance. Nothing can give us the peace that comes from the Father.