We don’t merely need the peace of God, we need the God of peace. The key to overcoming anxiety is believing that “the Lord is at hand.” But what will the Lord do when he is with us? Will he give us the money we need? Will he thwart the plans of the person who is trying to harm us? Will he spare our children from all accidents and disease? We know that at least occasionally the answer to these questions is “NO.” So then what difference does God’s presence make when he offers no promises to a wield his power in the ways we would like?