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Thursday, September 8, 2016

THE PEACE OF GOD

Philippians 4:6-7 New Living Translation
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” 
        How nice it would be to not worry about anything.  If we accept the fact that God is in control of all things, then why do we worry?  There’s something about seeing things around us that causes us to balk; however, our senses betray us.  They react to current circumstances and crowd out our faith.  Not worrying seems an impossible feat, yet if we turn our worries into prayers to the solution giver we can exchange our concerns for peace.  Not just any peace, but Godly peace. The kind that “exceeds anything we can understand”.  You truly have to experience it to believe it. 
       The peace God gives us doesn’t come from positive thinking, the absence of conflict or in good feelings.  It comes from our reliance that the Lord will never let anything come against us.  There may be times when God allows certain things to take place in our lives as a means of growing our faith and trust in him.  The closer we come to God in our personal relationship the deeper our faith and trust will become.  It is as we live in Christ that this peace is transformed within us.
        The next time we are faced with a trying situation, give it up to God and know in our heart that He will take care of us.  He will fill you with His peace if you ask for it.  Make all things a matter of prayer. Pray believing and not with doubt or disbelief.  Be conscience of his peace coming down over you like a shroud of protection as it guards your heart and mind.  Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!

Resource: The Life Application Study Bible, published by Tyndale House.

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