THE PEACE OF GOD
We need God’s peace in a world that is so troubling. The peace of God surpasses all understanding. God gives us this great gift of peace, and there is nothing like it. No matter what troubles and trials come, we have peace. No matter what difficulties we face, we have the peace of God in our hearts, and we can sleep well at night. We can go throughout the day knowing that no matter what life brings our way, we are trusting and believing in the power of God to see us through. My song that I sing, even though I cannot carry a tune is, “When peace like a river attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll, whatever my lot, thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul.” This is the peace of God that keeps me in the midst of all life’s troubles. In John 14: 27, we find these words:
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
The writer speaks clearly about the power of God. As Jesus prepares to depart, He tells those that He loves He is leaving them with a gift of peace. They are not to be troubled or afraid. He wants them to rest on His promise and to remember His words. When you get a chance, read this entire chapter. Thank God, today, that we can rest in the peace of God.