God’s Peace is Ours
We can know God’s peace as a daily reality.
Our lives become very complicated with our work, our relationships and perhaps even more so with our personal identity of who we are. What are we doing with our lives, we ask ourselves. One day we’re humming along and everything seem to be going great then the next day something comes along and causes us to fall away. We get depressed and then nothing seems to be going right in our lives anymore. We just want peace, some normalcy. Some consistency of good would be nice wouldn’t you agree?
Who wants to live life on a roller coaster? I know I don’t. Yet, as long as we try to be in control of our lives, disregarding God’s will, it’s the same as if each morning we get out of bed, purchase a ticket on Scream, The Ultimate Fear Machine and beg for the terrifying heights and those death-defying drops that take your breath away! We even throw our hands up in the air as if to say “Look, I’m not holding on to anything…I’m going to take whatever comes!” Well, guess what happens? We get the ride of our lives! We may then vow we’ll never do that again or the ride makes us feel like we want to puke! I apologize for the graphic word here, but what I want to say is; life can make us sick when we leave God out of it. Literally, I mean this.
In (John 10:10) Jesus promised us an abundant life. He assured us that we can experience God’s peace, even in the middle of our difficult situations, when we trust God to take care of us no matter what happens to us. When we offer our anxieties to Him through prayer and simultaneously thank Him for allowing us to experience life according to His terms we discover God’s complete peace. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and mind through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6, 7).
Today, seek God’s will for your life in prayer, trusting Him for everything. His peace is yours.