Perfect Peace: Myth or Reality?
Is it really possible to live and exist in perfect peace in an ever-increasing chaotic world?
Can God provide the peace I need to get good, consistent, nightly rest?
Is He able to give peace when my household is completely torn apart?
What about when I lose my dream job? Can He still give peace when I’m not sure where the money will come from?
Teammates, the answer is – YES!
Allow me to be completely transparent for a moment; there have been numerous times that I did not allow the peace of God to calm my fears and anxiety. There were certainly times that I thought I needed to figure stuff out before I benefited from the peace of God. I did not allow true peace to overrule the overwhelmingly loud volume of the world. The truth is that He doesn’t require us to figure it out, He requires us to trust Him!
Is Your Heart Troubled?
Do you allow life to trouble you (John 14:1)? Do you feel increasingly overwhelmed by what you see and hear going on in the world?
Jesus lets us in on His plan to leave His peace with us. A matter of fact, He wants to give it to us, freely! “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled.” John 14:27
Who wouldn’t want God’s peace? He says that He will freely give us His peace. His peace is uninterrupted by life’s circumstances, it cannot be disturbed. The peace of God is constant through whatever you face!
So, what’s the play call?
It’s our responsibility to not allow our hearts and minds to be troubled or anxious. Our Playbook tells us to be anxious for absolutely nothing! (Philippians 4:6-7)
Be thankful! Thanksgiving and gratefulness keep our hearts light and our minds free of negative thinking! Allow God’s freely-given peace to guard your heart and mind. You were not created to carry such heavy, consuming loads. Let Christ/Daddy get that for you!
Decide today to become relentless in your pursuit of peace! Settle your thoughts on God and how powerful He truly is, instead of continuously thinking of how bad it may be for you at this present time. Our God is so great and so mighty, please don’t limit or underestimate His power in your life. Take the limits off!
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You.” (Isaiah 26:3 NLT) That’s a promise!