One of the most crying needs of this world today is peace! Instead there are wars and rumors of wars, hatred, injustice, and fear. All of which engender anything but peace.
Thankfully, Yeshua came to bring peace to the world.
Luke 2:12-14 (KJV)
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Although He did come to bring peace, that peace has not overtaken the world, at least not yet. That overriding peace must wait until His second coming and His kingdom.
Isaiah 2:4 (KJV)
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Yet, the believer, upon salvation, does receive peace with God.
Philippians 4:7 (KJV)
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
But peace with man is another thing altogether.
Matthew 10:34-35 (KJV)
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
In many ways, this is the hardest aspect of becoming a believer. Not only do we gain enemies in the world around us, but often we are at odds with our families and friends. This is a difficult road to travel on. Yet, we must travel it, if we are to be saved and receive eternal life. And although the going is rough, the end result is far above any difficulties that we may experience in this life. Yeshua is worth it!
Be encouraged! There will be total peace one day!