And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:7
One dictionary defines peace of mind as a feeling of being safe or protected. Another source claims, peace of mind is a mental state of calmness or tranquility, freedom from worry and anxiety. We often seek peace of mind—that place where there is rest in our spirit from daily trauma, tragedies, and suffering. Those seemingly hopeless times that cause us to stand at bay trembling from sheer exhaustion. Overwhelmed with circumstances, tired from exertion, while distress permeates every fiber of our body and stuns our emotional and physical well-being.
Don’t be dismayed! God has already prepared a way of escape—the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ!
Think about it. . . have you ever had a friend who you thought about all the time? Someone you could not wait to talk with each day—to share your joys, accomplishments, worries—anything that came to mind became a topic of conversation. Well through prayer, worship, and fellowship. . . that is the exciting attitude we must use in our daily communication with God through Jesus Christ.
Meaning we ought to depend on Jesus, focus on Him, and trust in Him. Our mind is tranquil… or agitated… to the degree that our mind is stayed on God rather than on ourselves or our problems or our situations. God’s nearness, Psalm 139:1-12, keeps us in the peace of His goodness and power, His mercy and love for us, and His sovereignty over all of life’s ups and downs. What a friend we have in Jesus (John 15:15)—all our burdens to bear (2 Corinthians 1:4) as He comfort us (Luke 8:48).
When we come to know Jesus personally, our peace of mind is assured in that our all-wise and loving Father has a purpose in our trials ( Jeremiah 29:11). We know that all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
Therefore, we must no longer only seek peace in worldly pursuits which are fleeting and deceitful. We must remain confident that we will see the goodness of God in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13). As Christians, our peace of mind rest on God who meets all our needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19) and we delight in this knowledge, knowing our friendship with God gives us peace of mind.
God bless… I am Wiley’s granddaughter.