• Chris Steele

The Peace that Comes from God

Be Strong, Be Well — Sunday, May 3


This day of worship is a perfect time to think about the peace that comes from God. He has been the God of peace from the beginning for all those who are His children. “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3).


During these uncertain and trying times, we are encouraged by our Creator to remember Him, and trust Him. Using common sense and taking precautionary measures are expected of those who are wise. “The wise in heart will be called prudent, And sweetness of the lips increases learning. Understanding (good sense, ESV) is a wellspring of life to him who has it. But the correction of fools is folly” (Proverbs 16:21-22).

However, there’s no reason for His people to worry, be anxious, or filled with apprehension about anything. No matter what the circumstances, we are confident we have God on our side with His loving hand upon us.

“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 all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

Look at the words “the peace of God.” This is the spirit of peace and composure only available from God Himself. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27; emphasis added).

This truth confirms the peace we receive from God is not determined by circumstances. We may be relieved when there’s a treatment, or a vaccine, or something else that can help us through our sickness and suffering. But the peace we have is within our heart and mind, before these other things are ever known. It’s “...the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding…” that will guard our “...hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

How grateful, how thrilled we are to know our gracious, loving Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, provides a peace so wonderful, so calming, that we can face these uncertain days without fear. —Chris

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