And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. Colossians 3:15 AMP
True peace—God’s peace—is not defined by external circumstances or conditions. It is the ability to remain mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually collected in the midst of problems.
Through the sacrifice of Christ, we are given peace with God. Through the infilling of the Holy Spirit, we are given the peace of God. Like an umpire, the Holy Spirit comes alongside us and makes calls as we face decisions in life. If we are sensitive to His voice, He will lead us by His peace.
The primary way the Spirit leads us into God’s perfect will is through a sense of peace within. This is what Scripture means when it says “the Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit” (Romans 8:16 NKJV). What decisions are you facing right now that you need God to lead you in? Pause and pray in the Spirit. Then wait for His witness of peace. What is He speaking to you?
Adapted from The Holy Spirit: An Introduction (Messenger International, 2013).