Everyone is looking for peace but they can’t seem to find it because they are looking in the wrong place, beloved, peace can only be found in JESUS.
I recall this specific scene when I was an adolescent, something had happened, an event that caused people around me to panic. Due to the effect of that environment and my lack of godly peace; I remember I started panicking as well, and also experienced a panic attack that evening. I sensed my heart protruding out of my chest, the pounding of each monitored heartbeat became to me uncontrollable; I did not comprehend what was happening and went straight to bed with fear.
As I lay down in bed, which provided a sense of comfort in that moment, I asked God that day, I no longer want to experience that trauma; to give me his peace.
It was a learning process over the years to experience what godly peace truly means. I had to shift my mind to focus on the word of God to fully comprehend it.
What is the peace of god you might ask?
The peace of god is the capability to be still in the midst of chaos because you have the reassurance that god is still on the throne. This is one of the promises that we can receive in our lives on a daily basis.
As ambassadors of Christ kingdom, we need to get into the word and apply the promises of god into our lives. Paul, the man of god says in Philippians four, verse seven: ‘’ 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. ‘’ (NLT)
Another verse stated in the book of Job: ‘’Submit to god and you will have peace; then things will go well for you.’’ (Job 22:21; NLT)
Whatever chaos is going on in this world, do not be anxious, be still and have faith that God still reigns.
In Galatians five verse twenty two Apostle Paul identified the fruits of the Holy Spirit, and peace being one of them: ‘’ But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. ‘’
In conclusion, peace can only be found in Jesus. Many people would not understand your peaceful reaction when things get out of control; they will expect you to ‘’GO CRAZY” and be in constant tumult. They will judge you wrongly for not behaving like them and that is perfectly fine. You are only to please god, ask him for his supernatural peace, he will deliver it to you without fees. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind and let the Holy Spirit produce its luscious fruits in your soul.
Share god with your environment so they may experience the completeness of his majesty.
What steps are you going to take to stay in peace and share god’s peace to the world?
You are beautiful,