What Is Asked of Us to Receive this Transcending Peace?
As it is with many promises of God, there may be some conditions attached. This promise is no different. There is a specific way to get to the peace. The way to this peace is found in the prior verse.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6
Let’s call this God’s formula for how to experience the ‘peace of God which transcends all understanding’ promised in Phil. 4:7 —
Prayer + Petition + Present Your Requests + Do all three with thanksgiving = Receiving the peace of God.
In prayer, you acknowledge your need of God’s help.
In petition, you make God aware of your situation.
In presenting, you ask God to solve the problem.
In thanksgiving, you acknowledge his response, before the problem is solved.
When these things are present in your life there is no room for anxiety, because God floods your heart and mind with his peace.
10 Life Situations Where God Offers Surpassing Peace
When you are sick, God offers the peace of comfort.
When you are afraid, God offers the peace of his presence.
When you are confused, God offers the peace of his wisdom.
When you have sinned, God offers the peace that comes from his forgiveness.
When you are in financial difficulty, God offers the peace of his provision.
When you are weak, God offers the peace of his strength.
When you are tired, God offers the peace of his rest.
When you are discouraged, God offers the peace of his joy.
When you are rejected, God offers the peace of his love.
When you breathe your last breath on this earth, God offers you the peace of eternal life.
The peace of God that he offers has nothing to do with any circumstance or situation you will ever face in this life. It will cut through every situation and do whatever it must do to guard your heart and mind.
So how can you know and feel peace that’s beyond understanding?
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