Text: Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Peace is relative. There is the peace of the graveyard; there is the peace of the world; and there is the peace of God. That peace is one that passes all understanding. It differs completely from every other form of peace as known. The story in our reading better portrays the way the peace of God works. On a fateful day, the Lord, His disciples and others in other ships travelled by water. Suddenly, there was a boisterous storm which threatened the existence of the men that saw it. As terrible as the storm was, the Lord could not be disturbed from His sleep within the ship. When you have the peace of God, you are never moved to fear no matter the turmoil and storm raging around you. Your countenance during the storm starts to make others wonder at your being. I pray for you today that no matter how grave the storm may be that you may find yourself in, you will not be consumed by fear in Jesus name. God will use you to attract others unto Himself by His peace which you will display in Jesus name. The peace of God is something innate and not dependent on external circumstances. You cannot manifest this peace unless you belong to God. You cannot even experience it if you don’t belong to Him. Jesus said, “…my peace I give unto you; not as the world gives, I give unto you”. The peace that comes from the world is external and temporal. When insurgents attack a locality, the peace in that locality disappears. When the attack ceases, there appears to be some respite. Yet people only sleep with one eye closed. That is the peace the world offers. It is temporal. Receive the better peace today. Come into the boat of Christ and you will receive the power to live above fear.
Father, please give me your peace that passes all understanding so that in the storms of the world, I will never be afraid, in the name of Jesus Christ.