Romans 4:17 speaks of calling those things that be not as though they were. Our world looks very far from being at peace, often our lives feel the same. Maybe it's time to do what Jesus did, and speak, "Peace, be still," to the storms.
THE TEMPTERS CALL
Satan continues to harass us even after we are saved. He would love to destroy our witness to others and cause us to misuse our liberty. Be on guard that you do not allow fleshly weakness and Satan's lies to embarrass yourself before Christ.
As far as the East is from the West
Psalm 113:12 - as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from usHebrews 8:12 - For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Man strives to build for himself wealth, prestige, power, and acclaim. But of what worth are these things in the end. The wise eagerly forgo the short lived pleasures of life and look forward to the mansion God has prepared for His faithful.