Jesus qualified His gift of peace in John 16:27. It says, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
The operative word is ‘let’ which is a word of permission. Don’t ‘let’ your thoughts entertain anything that will dump debris onto your gift of inner peace. The other night I read these two verses and stopped to ponder them.
Luke 17:20 -21says, “…The kingdom of God does not come with observation….the kingdom of God is within you.” Is His kingdom ruling over your heart? Isaiah 9:6 lists His names.
It says, “…and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father. Prince of Peace.” His kingdom of peace is within ~ our heart is His inner sanctuary.