Isaiah 26:3 (NLT), You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
Where would we be if God did not offer us His perfect peace to keep us through the many unexpected ups and downs of life? Peace does not represent the absence of conflict, tragedy or the often unfair and tiring struggles that disrupt our days, because these storms are a part of life. However, what it does represent is the constant reality of God’s presence in the midst of the stormy weather as we navigate our way through the high wind and heavy rain. God’s peace, when invited in, will even triumph over situations that seem to have no answers and are completely out of our control.
When we fix our thoughts on the majesty of Jesus Christ, it keeps things in perspective and saves us from drowning in the misery that comes from fear and uncertainty. His peace strengthens us to move forward one day at a time while staying anchored in hope and anticipation. When God’s peace and joy reside in our hearts, we are able to keep trusting Him that He will work out what is best for us. The world around us is in desperate need of peace, but not just any peace, God’s peace. As children who have been adopted into God’s family through the blood of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:14-18), we have the very unique privilege of choosing to receive that peace and walk in it daily while sharing it with those around us. His peace surpasses all human understanding (Philippians 4:7). It’s a sweet mystery that brings comfort to our anxious hearts in the midst of the storm.
Peace Be Still (Mark 4:39).
Those are the words Jesus spoke as the storm was raging out at sea. The disciples were amazed at the stillness that followed the Master’s command. As He spoke everything came into perfect order. God wants to amaze you the same way. No matter what storms may be raging in your life, invite the peace of God in and find rest for your soul as He commands those storms to Be Still. Remember, everything is subject to the sound of His mighty voice. When He speaks, the storms of this life will listen and obey.
In the name of Jesus. Amen.