The world has it backwards! Perfect peace does not come as a result of having more money, more property, more things to fill our attic, more life insurance, more locks on the door, more . . .
God’s perfect peace is different! It comes as a gift;
an out of the ordinary gift that thrives despite our circumstances.
Jesus understands what it feels like to be under pressure; of being on the verge of having his peace disrupted. While he was on earth, he faced stress around every corner. Crowds gathered wherever he traveled. They reached out to touch him. They clung to his every word. Leader's doubted him. His disciples smothered him. Jesus knew the days following his arrest and crucifixion would be unlike anything his followers had ever experienced. They would be bombarded with stress, panic, disbelief, doubt, and anxiety like never before.
God's peace cannot be duplicated. Jesus knew this. He also knew peace was the one thing that would stabilize the hearts and minds of his follower's once he was gone. At times, our world can be very chaotic. However, nothing we face is beyond God's reach of peace. No problem is too great for him to solve. No pressure is too much for him to handle.
God’s perfect peace is different! It comes as an unexpected reward;
an all encompassing gift that is independent of our circumstances.
"You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you,
whose thoughts are fixed on you."