Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 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. Php 4:6,7 NLT
"Be at peace" someone will say. Easier said than done I say. What does it mean to "be at peace?" Does it mean that all difficulties, struggles, and battles will cease to exist? No, our peace is not dependent upon the external factors around us. Even if we could wave a magic wand and POOF all of our present troubles disappear, we still wouldn't find inner peace because something else would present itself for us to worry about. Peace is something that comes from within. If there is no water down in the well then lowering the bucket does no good. True peace, which comes from the Father, must reside within us. We will always face challenges and trials in this world and they will attempt to steal our peace and joy. This is a fact, but the truth is that Jesus, the Prince of Peace, came and gave His life so that we could experience peace during life's storms. “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." John 14:27 Maybe you are going through one of those storms right now and don't have peace in your life. There is a quick and sure cure. Call on Jesus right now, as you read this, and ask for His peace to come and invade your life. He is faithful to deliver. Remember, you have not because you ask not.
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all. 2Th 3:16 NLT
Pastor Frank Dodson