Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

In a Christian sense, when I hear the words “war and peace”— what immediately comes to mind, is “God versus the enemy.” Or when I hear “war and peace” I think of the old proverbial adage, “goodness will prevail over evil.” 

In the Bible a good portion of what can be termed war and peace, occurs throughout the Old Testament. For example, David going against Goliath and later leads his army against the Philistines. One knows a good portion of time David was running from Saul, who wanted to kill him. This was a classic scenario of war and peace… or goodness versus evil. 

God will prevail in all circumstances, and be there for His children who walk in obedience and conform to His ways. Our link to God is strong and His words reverberate against the enemy and will always bring “peace” to our circumstances, irrespective of our own “Goliath,” or our own “King Saul.” 

Having God in our lives will ultimately secure a life filled with peace, and we stand ready to take on the world with a vitality of which a non-believer cannot. We have the distinct advantage, and honor of being part of God’s army and able bodied to handle the odds, it makes our chances exceedingly easy when we have God in our corner.

Conversely, a person lacking belief may believe they’re happy… personally, I feel there’s a major void in their lives; which might be termed an “inner war” therefore providing “no peace.”

With Christ I feel peace, and through Christ, I’m victorious.

Father, thank You for all that You are, and do and for Your light and love. In Jesus’ name, Amen

CD Swanson

C D SWANSON is a published author of 20 books, which include both fiction and non-fiction. In addition, she contributes to online magazines, which includes this website, and her own devotional website. Happily married to her teenage sweetheart, and are parents to a “furry son.” Retired from a career as a Director/counselor in nursing homes, she continues to advocate for the elderly and volunteers for several organizations.