Peace

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

The threat of illness/aging, family relationships, baby mama drama, church struggles, fears, gang war, injustice, madmen run amuck, death and terror attacks from home and abroad, these are just a few of the enemies most of us face daily. Yet, let me also tell you what the Lord has spoken to my soul: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses allcomprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”(Philippians 4:6-7).

I shared in chapel, with our guests, that in the last two weeks I have discovered that there may be an infection in my right leg where I had the full knee replacement two years ago. My orthopedic surgeon believes it’s probably the result of some dental work that was done last year (not atWSHS), so I had a bone scan to figure out the issue.  I go to see another specialist on Wednesday to get the results of the bone scan and the prognosis. I covet your prayers for my family and I’ve asked the Lord for healing for my body. At this time My heart is at perfect peace and I’m resting in Him.

The Lord doesn’t want us to simply possess a generalized peace based on having no particular problems.  He also doesn’t give us a slightly spiritual, yet human-sized kind of peace. If we follow the sequence of obedience that Jehovah God presents, His intention is to shelter us in His very own peace: the imperturbable peace of God. “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord,“He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” (Psalms 91:1-2)

The peace of God is the deep calm that envelops the thought processes of the Almighty. He is never anxious, always in command and never without a remedy. He sees the end from the beginning and views the needs of man from the position of unlimited resources and capabilities. There is no lack in the Kingdom of God. He perceives the needs of His children with both compassion and confidence, for all things are possible for Him.

The peace He gives is not only from Him, it is an extension of Him – it is the very substance of His peace. It is God-sized peace. It is this divine fabric that He says will “guard [our] hearts and mind in ChristJesus.” It is the same peace that he released into the storm and calmedthe seas. You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed onyou, because he trust You.

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