Have some peace when it makes no sense
I’m starting to get how this blessing works: “The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). Because I’m a Christian, I’ve been expecting some peace. But I still have trouble sleeping. I still don’t have everything done. I’m still concerned about so much violence in our world. I still bounce my foot up and down constantly. But I see this blessing isn’t about the peace of Jason. It’s about the peace of God. It’s about God remaining perfectly calm as he deals with things that cause our innards to roil because they are out of our control. The apostle could have said, “Here you go. Have some peace when it makes no sense.”
God never gets rattled. He is Jehovah Adonai. He has always been here and always will be. He has seen it all, sees what’s coming, and is unmatched in directing how it will play out. Even when hell breaks loose, he doesn’t get rattled. He is El Shaddai. He shatters satanic revolts against his authority with his power. He is the wonderful Counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, and the Prince of shalom. Nobody gives peace like he does. No matter what, he guards our hearts and minds through faith in Jesus Christ. Because God says, “I am who I am” (Exodus 3:14), we can have some peace when it is what it is.
Feel at peace no matter what storms come your way
When you’re rooted in God’s Word and in Jesus, you’re blessed no matter what comes your way because the Bible tells you that Jesus is the Lord of all. That he loves you so much that he died to save you. That he is the only way to heaven. The book Rooted: Your Sure Hope in the Storms of Life shows you what it’s like to live a life that’s rooted in Jesus.
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