But our greatest need for peace is with God. The apostle Paul calls us “children of wrath”. (Ephesians 2:3)
This is the state we are in:
None is righteous, no, not one;
no one understands;
no one seeks for God.
All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
no one does good,
not even one.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
But how can we have real peace with God when our sins justly demand wrath?
Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
We are declared righteous by faith in Jesus. This declaration brings the forgiveness of sins, the removal of the wrath of God, and peace with God. We are no longer God’s enemies, but His children. Children destined for glory.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
If you would like this peace that cannot be taken away or broken, this true peace, place your trust in Christ’s death and resurrection alone for the forgiveness of sins.