Savoring the Peace of God

May 6, 2020

Read Philippians 4:7

“ The peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (nasb) 


Reflect

What is meant by “the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension”?

Author and Scottish minister Robert Jamieson wrote this about the connection between peace and prayer: “Thanksgiving gives effect to prayer and frees us from anxious carefulness by making all God’s dealings a matter for praise, not merely for resignation, much less murmuring. Peace is the companion of thanksgiving.”

During stressful times we must persist and never give up. But what should you do if you’ve prayed and given your worry to God and it comes back a few minutes later? Don’t give up—that’s what. Remember that the bigger or heavier the fear or problem, the more times you may need to give it to God until you have really let go of it. If the fear recurs, don’t say, “Well, this isn’t working.” Instead, stop and give your worry to God again. Each time you’ll get a little more victory. Peace will increase until your mind is at rest concerning the matter. Rest means mental and spiritual tranquility, freedom from all worries. And that’s often when the creative solution or insight of what you’re to do will come to mind—when you’re at mental and emotional rest.

Receiving God’s peace is a matter of yielding to Him and receiving what He freely offers. Peace isn’t what you conjure up to make yourself feel better about the situation. It’s not affirming self-talk, but savoring the peace of God—a peace we can’t fathom or measure—that will transform your very thoughts. Christ’s whole nature is peace. He is the Prince of Peace.

 
Pray

Lord, please guard my heart and my mind. Please restore peace in my life. Amen.


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God's peace, will give to you, God's peace is the understanding of peace from God.
I really need the peace of God, because in times of struggles I put my sight in the circunstances in place of the Lord.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible. I have memorized it.
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER ;JESUS PLEASE RESTORE OUR PEACE WITH YOU;PLEASE CAST OUT ALL THE WORRIES IN THIS WORLD TO YOU;JEHOVAH GOD WITH YOUR WILL PLEASE HELP ME & ALL MY FAMILY WITH YOUR WILL ;THANKYOUJESUS!@
Glory to Lord God Almighty
Brother Lawrence of centuries ago said to Practice the Presence of God daily in your life. What an impact in my life. It reminds me of King David “Psalms 27:8 When You said ,”Seek My face.” My heart said to You, Your face, LORD, I will seek.”
Amey🙌🏽
Thank you Jesus fir your peace! Amen ✝️🙏🇺🇸
Thank You So Very Much! This cut right to my heart. I have been restless the last 2 months over some thoughts and emotions. Only since the last 2 weeks, when I had given it all up to our Lord God, have I begun to receive this peace that we can only get from the Lord. "The peace that passeth all understanding". Thank You!
Yes! Prayer and peace are intertwined! Even in times when I feel that God is not responding quickly enough, I muse be persistent in prayer. I have come to realized as I get older that He's never late, and is always on time. He has reminded many times to pray always and stay in faith! I am encouraged by 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you". Lord, fill me with Your shalom peace and transcendent joy today. Amen!
Therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God. Romans 5:1
You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free! Free from fear, worry, anxiety... to peace. Amen
I pray for this sweet peace that passes all understanding not as the world gives but as my Heavenly Father gives!!!! Thank you for this devotionals
I thank God for is peace