What does it mean to have peace in this world?
Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, “Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’? Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
“So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete….
A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -(select verses from John 16:16-33, NIV)
More about finding or praying for peace in this world:
A prayer for the anxious one [asking God to be close to us]
Choosing brave in the hard things[about making hard decisions and asking for God’s guidance]
Manna and Morsels [about taking things one day at a time, and savoring wherever God has us right now]
To the one struggling in silence [about the God who sees you, knows you, and loves you in your pain]
Climbing through fog and walking on water [about surrendering control and learning to trust God, even when we can’t see the way ahead]