When you hear or see the word PEACE, what comes to mind? World Peace? Peace of Mind? Peace from the chaos of daily living?
This has been such a stress filled time in my life, leaving family, moving to a new state, the elections, leaving church family, trying to do a blog for 31 days straight, health issues. Just too much to take! I wanted to find a quiet place to just be. Have you ever felt like this?
Kids running around demanding something from you. Deadlines at work. Budget problems. Family problems. I think most of us can relate.
I was doing my devotions yesterday and came on the verse above. It stood out in neon letters in my minds eye.
The part where it says, I (you) can have the peace of God!
Stop right there and just think about that.
What kind of peace does God have?
He doesn’t worry about who thinks they are in charge-He created them and knows EVERYTHING about them.
He doesn’t worry about earthquakes, tornadoes, rain, hail, or snow. He holds the world in his hands.
He doesn’t worry about what to wear, how his face has aged in the last few years, or where he will live. He has been, is, and always will be. No need to worry about this.
What else is there to worry about when you are the Creator and in total control? Nothing! His peace is complete.
So, that means we can have that kind of peace also if we are in Christ Jesus!
God is going to GUARD my (your) heart!
What an eye opener! We need to believe that Jesus Christ came for us and turn our lives over to him and that sweet peace can be ours.
The God of ALL guarding our hearts!
What could possibly cause us to worry?
Hand it all over to him and feel His peace wash over you.