You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 NIV
From Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 7:24-27 we know that the storms of life befall the righteous and the unrighteous. Those who hear and apply the words of Christ will be able to withstand these trials that assail our faith. God promises peace in the midst of the raging storms if we trust in Him.
Personal peace is an inner calm that comes from trusting that our heavenly Father is in control of our present situation. It comes from knowing that nothing can happen to us unless God allows it. Peace is rooted in knowing the love and goodness of God and continues to trust Him when life doesn’t feel good or make sense.
- God promises us peace, a peace that will overcome our fears. What is said about the peace of God the following passages? — John 14:27; Philippians 4:6-7
- We can choose to trust God and have peace or believe what we see and give way to our fears. What is said in the following passages about fear? — Luke 12:4-7; 1 Peter 3:1-6
Question to ponder: What fearful situation are you facing where you can trust God and experience His peace?
Passages for further study: John 14:1; John 16:33