"And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" - Philippians 4:7
It is possible for the soul to be in deep peace, even when it is in the midst of danger. The kind of peace that overpowers and subdues stress and depression, so that it can no longer cause the heart, mind and spirit to be agitated or fearful.
This kind of peace is divine tranquility, a higher peace where you yet trust in the Lord, when you have been stripped of your property, and pushed into poverty; when you have gone from being healthy, to needing a helping hand; when you have spent your days praying for those who have been imprisoned, to spending your days as a prisoner yourself.
Whatever your troubles, don't let it shake your confidence in God, but rather stand firm in the peaceful presence of God. Even in the darkest moments, His peace will encourage you and strengthen you to continue moving forward in spite of obstacles and roadblocks designed to stop you, confuse you and make you doubt if God even hears you.
It is a peace that surpasses all that you could ever conceive or imagine, the highest peace beyond human comprehension. It is a peace that frees the heart and mind from further worry. It is a peace that can only be experienced by faith through Christ Jesus.
There is no peace like the peace believers have when they place their trust in God. Rest in the Lord and experience the peacefulness of His presence, a divine tranquility that cannot be experienced in no other, no matter where you go and how hard you try.
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible