Do you truly have peace?
To help you answer that question, let me define the peace of the Lord for you…
WHAT IS PEACE
True peace is the mark of our great God being more than we could ever need – this peace is an all-encompassing hope in the deepest depths of our souls – our lifeblood.
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:7
“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.” ~Isaiah 54:10
God’s peace is not of this world. It goes beyond ALL understanding. There’s no reason why we could have peace when the mountains shake and the hills crumble – there is no reason because God is not confined to reason.
The best way I can describe the peace of the Lord is a total completeness – one that will never be found outside of Him, our truest of love (we were made for Him, after all). This completeness & comfort fills our hearts & will never leave us or forsake us.
HOW TO PURSUE & ACHIEVE PEACE
Walking in Peace:
Continually resting in God’s presence takes practice. Simply ask God for peace!
“Lord, give my heart and mind and soul the amazing peace of your spirit. I long to take refuge in you alone. I long for you to fill the deepest parts of my heart & infiltrate my life with your peace that goes beyond all understanding. Let me live in your presence & seek you relentlessly. Reveal yourself to me & fill my heart with your joy.”
Psychologically, if you act like you believe something, you’ll eventually believe it. So ask yourself – ‘how would I act if I had peace?’ ‘Would I be worried or confident?’ ‘Would I panic or trust?’ ‘Would I place my worth in others or in the one who made me perfect?’
As woman of God, I strive to hold a childlike faith… One that looks up at my Heavenly Father admirably with utmost respect & honor. Whether it’s gazing at the sunset while everyone else passes it by, or simply being still & quiet – in awe of this beautiful Savior who calls me His.
A Firm Foundation:
Our inner calm needs to be rooted in this admiration of God – this praying without ceasing – this walking by faith. We live in a messy & temporal world, but our souls are rooted & grounded in eternity. We get lost in desperately striving to maintain order and control in our little world, and letting worldly things we can’t control determine our happiness, but God guides us in relaxing and remembering that circumstances cannot touch His Peace.
It’s only found in His presence. Turn on your fav worship song, open your Bible and ask Him to lead your understanding, sit with Him boldly & expect His peace to surround you.
As God that His presence will come into the very room you are in. Ask Him to come and show you who He is. Ask Him to let you feel His love. Ask Him for anything.
Do not grow weary and lose heart, He has conquered the grave!
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.” ~John 14:27
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” ~2 Thessalonians 3:16
“The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.” ~Psalm 29:11
God’s peace is waiting to delight your soul. Are you ready?