When we are living in sync with the will of God, we will have the constant peace of God.
The peace of God is beyond intellectual explanation but is well understood by the inner quiet confidence it brings; a stabilizing force in our life; a complete freedom; a lightness in our spirit. And we will experience this peace in spite our circumstances!
Peace is freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin. What is sin? Simply living life on our own terms.
If we are chasing down God and His will, living our lives openly and honestly before Him, God’s peace will be ours.
But if we are chasing after things that feed the flesh, we will often feel frustrated, unsatisfied, anxious, confused.
Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries (being miserable is the absence of peace ) arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [now and forever], Romans 8:6, AMP.
[After all] the kingdom of God is not a matter of [getting the] food and drink [one likes] (or anything else we chase down), but instead it is righteousness (right standing and right doing) That state which makes a person acceptable to God. And [heart] peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, Romans 14:7, AMP.
We will have peace when when we are listening to God, applying His truth to our lives, walking everyday fully trusting what He says, and doing it (living obediently) without compromise.
So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples. And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free, John 8:31&32, AMP.
The freedom Jesus brings, is not just from the consequence of sin, and so we get heaven. It’s that, but also so much more. When we are holding fast to everything He said and living by it, we are made truly free on the inside, then we know God’s peace. It’s freedom from worry. Freedom from anxiety. Freedom from competing, or comparing ourselves with others. Freedom from the misery of our mistakes and sin. Freedom from all the things that weigh down our hearts. Free instead, to love God and enjoy everything He gives to us.
Peace is easy: Trust God. Do what He says.