"How do we experience God’s peace in the midst of all that is going on around us? Sometimes it’s difficult to rejoice, but in today’s reading in Philippians chapter 4 verses 2 to 9, Paul urges us to do so. “Always be full of joy in the Lord – I say it again, rejoice,” he says in verse 4. It is through rejoicing and constant prayer that we will know God’s peace in times of trouble." (New Zealand's Rhema Radio)
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
I understand the "peace of God" better if I step back a little and view the big picture. God created humans to live in perfect peace and contentment and to have