God’s Peace

We live in a crazy world, where chaos seems to be part of everyday life. God says He will keep us in perfect peace if we keep our focus on Him. Let’s examine what peace means. The dictionary version: The absence of war or other hostilities.Freedom from quarrels and disagreement; harmonious relations.  Public security and order. Inner contentment; serenity.

The Hebrew world for Peace used in the Bible is “shalom”. It means: completeness, soundness, welfare, tranquility, contentment, and friendship. In particular, it also refers to peace with God through a covenant relationship. In the Old Covenant, God’s people found peace, through living by the Old Testament Laws of Moses. In the New Covenant, we have peace through Jesus Christ.
 
“Because we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord, Jesus Christ.”  Romans 5:1

Faith means trusting without conditions. It also means believing when we petition God, He hears us, and will answer us. We have to trust or have FAITH that God loves and hears us. When we do this we’ll have peace. This doesn’t mean the world around us will be at peace, but it does mean that through extraordinary circumstances, there will be a supernatural peace, that can only come from God.
 
“Lord God, you will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the (our) eternal Rock.”  Isaiah 26:3-4     

“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. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true,  honorable, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.”    (Paul speaking to the Philippians) Philippians 4:6-9

Be anxious (fretting, uneasiness in the mind,brooding fear) for nothing, but in every thing by prayer & supplication(ask for humbly and earnestly, we submit to His will and to His authority. We earnestly seek His help.) And the peace of God shall keep (garrison-to defend) our hearts and minds. In order to experience God’s Peace we have to trust that whatever happens, after we have prayed, in a humble manner, knowing that God Loves us He will answer us. That means waiting on God’s perfect timing and GRACE. This is where we seem to lose focus. Once we have prayed, we do what we know to do and
wait for God to bring the answer. We are at this point to think on other things, that are honest, true, just, pure,lovely, and of good report. So if what you are thinking doesn’t line up with this criteria, its time to focus on what does. Since God told us to pray, if you still struggle with the issue you prayed for, pray for God to give you peace about it, and help you to leave it in His capable hands. Finding God’s peace takes us standing in FAITH, that GOD will do what HE says HE will do. If for some reason your prayer doesn’t get answered in the manner you thought it should, remember God ALWAYS knows more than you do, He knows what you truly need. That is where our trust, peace and truth are. In the loving hands of our Heavenly Father.

I want to close in a brief prayer today.
 
Lord, thank you for this word of truth, help us all to trust that you hear us and answer us. Thank you for loving us so deeply, that you listen to and hear us. Only a loving God answers the cries of His children, bringing peace that will carry us through
extraordinary life situations. We will trust in you and find the peace your word promises. In Jesus Precious Name, Amen.
God Bless You All,

Hope

I want to thank Hope for again, giving us a wonderful word of encouragement and enlightenment. I also want all of you to know I appreciate your thoughts and prayers during the loss my family has suffered with the passing of my Grandmother. There will be no more posts until Monday. Have a great weekend and God bless.

Chris

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3 Responses to “God’s Peace”

  1. Joseph Story Says:

    Peace Be With You and Your Family!!!

  2. hope Says:

    May u & urs be covered with God’s peace & Love…In Jesus Name

  3. Sherri Says:

    Amen!

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