Dear Sister in Christ,
Do you know what it means to have the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding? Believer and unbeliever alike would love that kind of peace. It is a peace of mind and heart. It is a peace that frees the soul from pressures of the workplace, the noise of the streets, the worries of the home, and the fears of disaster.
It is only the peace of God which can provide such peace, the very same peace to which Paul alludes in Philippians 4:7. This is a peace that defies explanation, even understanding (as the Apostle Paul said).
Think on this dear sister, Paul wrote his letter to the church in Philippi while in prison! How difficult it must have been for him to write about the peace of God while chained and guarded.
Yet, despite his circumstances, and, oftentimes, in persecution and hardship, Paul incessantly wrote about peace. In Romans 12:18, he exhorts us: “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” In Galatians 5:22, Paul lists peace among the fruit of the Spirit: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”
Certainly, Paul could speak about peace in any situation, because his understanding was grounded on God’s grace upon him. This same grace continues to benefit our walk with Christ whenever we read Paul’s writing to those of the faith. Paul’s life was not peaceful. However, he rejoiced always in the peace of God!
You and I are daughters of the King of Kings and should have no anxieties or troubling thoughts, because our God is the Heavenly Father, the Creator and Sustainer of life, and the source of all peace. As His children we ought to wallow in the peace of God. You might be asking, “But how?”
It is possible only through prayer. As Daughters of the King, we can ask anything of our Father. Jesus told us, “For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.” Matthew 6:8.
Are you burdened with thoughts today sister that are redundant, silly, irritating and even frightening? Fill your mind with the peace of God. Memorize as much Scripture as possible and pray them back to Abba. Then rest in His peace.
The peace of God is our only peace.
With Love and His peace,