Daily Devotional

John 14:27, Philippians 4:7

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
...and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

When our world or our life is in turmoil, God provides a peace that surpasses all understanding.  This peace is an antidote to worry/stress. When the world would be panicking and others are frantic, God gives calmness amidst the storms of life. It is a peace that only He can give and it is a peace that only His children can experience. This peace is a sense of rest and contentment. Experiencing God’s peace does not mean the absence of trials on the outside. It does mean that God gives us a quiet confidence within, regardless of circumstances, people, or things. We have complete trust in God even though we don’t understand why. This peace goes beyond human reasoning so that when others are disturbed by the events of life, we have a confidence that God is in control. Humanly, we want to bring matters into our own control but instead we trust God to work out all the details. This confidence produces a trust …even when it does not seem rational. We have perfect peace in giving the situation/problem/need to God to do what is best. We are then able to rest in a trusting relationship with the Lord.
New King James Version (NKJV)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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