Why You Need The Peace Of God
Hello! Welcome to the last month in 2017, I’m so grateful that God kept us till this day. Amazing!
Today, I want to talk about Peace. A word that sometimes lacks the appropriate definition. Will you say it’s the absence of fear or the absence of worry? Maybe both but when Peace comes do you recognize it? Do you mistake it for something being wrong with you or God being nonchalant about your situation?
Well, peace has been given to us by Jesus Christ and it’s for our own sanity. To keep us engaged with him and keep looking up. If there’s any Peace that I trust, it’s the peace that comes from God.
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 KJV (Bible.com)
As I said earlier, the peace given to us by God is for your own sanity. The Bible says this Peace would keep my heart and mind through Christ. What a divine gift! For someone like me who can be a ‘chief worrier’, I appreciate God’s Peace whenever I experience it.
The book of Philippians highlights what the peace of God is set to do. The peace of God is beyond you, beyond your human thoughts, it’s not meant to be understood by just thinking about it. It passes all understanding, including yours, that’s what the Bible says. It gives you a sense of wholeness as explained by the Message translation of the Bible.
“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” Philippians 4:6-7 MSG (Bible.com)
You deserve to be at peace, it’s a gift God has freely given. Why not ask for this peace of God that would keep you sane for the rest of the year and beyond.
Broke? Sad? Anxious? Scared? Broken? Paranoid? Depressed? You can definitely enjoy God’s peace, just ask for it.
Prayer: Father, thank you for your peace! I need you to feel me with your peace. I trust that your peace would make me whole and worry would be displaced in my life in Jesus Name. Amen!
Till I write you again.