Meditating on "peace"- reading 1 Thessalonians 5:3, which says "while people are saying, "Peace and safety,' destruction will come on them suddenly..." - scary. Verses like this are why we must read scripture in context of where it appears in the Word. Skeptics use examples like this to claim the Bible contradicts itself, which it does not. Here Paul is speaking of those living in the darkness. Christians are children of the light. (as verse 5 continues).
2 Corinthians 4:4 says "the god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ..."
Praise God once we make Him Lord of our lives, He opens our eyes to the Light, which is Christ!
Living in the Light gives us genuine peace.
*excerpt from upcoming devotional, "Falling Into Grace".