Monday, May 12, 2014

True Peace

“I have told you these things so that in me you will have PEACE, in this world you will have trouble, but take heart. I have overcome the world!” This verse has been going through my head all morning in the form of a song I learned as a child. Such an awesome message! Then, as I was going through my devotions it too was talking about the PEACE we have in Christ. I think God may be trying to get something through to me…. In the devotional book I’m going through called Livings So That, the author, Wendy Blight , says “Through His Spirit, we will find peace in times of pressure & uncertainty and in times of fear & waiting because He is the Prince of Peace and His peace reigns!” Isn’t that an awesome thought! The “peace” that the world offers falls apart at the first sign of trouble. It really isn’t “peace” at all; it’s just a quiet time before the storm. God’s peace is eternal and carries on in the midst of the storm. I looked up peace in the dictionary and it said “freedom from war, absence of disorder or violence, calm, quiet”. I think the first definitions are more of how the world views peace. Whereas, God’s peace is a calm, restful assurance that He is in control always, and no matter what does or doesn’t happen, God knows and can help me through it. God’s peace is eternal, but I have to choose daily to let it work in my life. These are just a few random thoughts that have encouraged me today. I hope God can use them to encourage you too. Phil. 4:6-7


  1. Thanks for your thoughts, Beth! It's a great reminder that no matter what happens I can have peace because God is in control! Hallelujah!

  2. Thanks Beth, it was a good reminder of the peace we can have with God. I have been very busy lately and have to make some big decisions as well. God is in control and I can have peace with it all.

  3. And then Doug talked about peace like a river today--another parallel I thought about this morning was that peace springs from God and flows to us. Thanks for sharing.