“My Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. It is not like the Peace this world can give. So don’t be worried or afraid” John 14.27
Definition: freedom from disturbance; tranquility
Synonyms: tranquility, calm, restfulness, quiet, stillness
Imagine being calm, still, free from disturbance and at rest during the biggest storms of your life? In Matthew 8.23-27 we see this peace in Jesus. He was in a boat during a huge storm but was he panicked? No, he was sleeping! We should have this same peaceful assurance that no matter what we face, God has our back.
- “Don’t worry about anything but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prays and requests to God” Philippians 4.6
Paul wrote this while chained in prison unsure if he would live to see another day. It sure puts things into perspective for us doesn’t it? Paul then went on to say ;
- “Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with Peace that no one can completely understand. And this Peace will control the way you think and feel.” Philippians 4.7
How incredible is this, that God gives us the gift of Peace that surpasses all understanding, when we fully trust in Him. The reassurance that no matter what happens, we belong to Him. As a follower of Jesus, we are always at the right place at the right time and are able to walk through anything we face in peace. He always has our back!
We need to be a people that the world looks at and asks…… why do they have such peace, even during difficult times? I want the peace they have… I want their Jesus!
I recently learnt of an awesome idea to teach kids the concept of giving their worries to God in pray with a “worry box”. When your kids (or yourself) are worried about something, write it down, put it in the box and pray about it. Then forget about it and replace the worry with the peace knowing you’ve now let it go (into the box) and given it to God in pray 😊
We need to daily ask the Prince of Peace to give us our Peace supply. No matter the tornado circling around you, you can have Peace in the Storm because Jesus is with you.
I challenge you to walk in Peace this week and not anxiety. Let us be bringers of Peace this week in our marriages, home, friend circles and work.
Trust God that He has gone before you and He will always work everything for your good. Romans 8.28. Every time you feel anxious, ask God to replace it with Peace…. Peace that He has your life, future and family in His Mighty Hands.