Sunday, May 17, 2015

Guarded By God’s Peace

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

Everyone I know wants it. I’m talking about peace. Not a temporary, shallow peace. Not merely external peace—not just a cessation of hostility. What they are looking for is a peace that permeates their entire being and stretches from now to eternity. 

You won’t get that kind of peace from domestic or international diplomacy. It’s not part of a balanced stock portfolio. It doesn’t come from having the most friends on FaceBook. We have a tendency to think that, but it’s never the case. 

Such peace is God’s peace, therefore it only comes from God — through Christ. It comes when we, by faith, grasp hold of what Christ has done for us on Calvary’s cross and the empty tomb. 

His peace is beyond human understanding. It is incomprehensible. Try for a million years and you won’t be able to fathom the fulness of God’s peace. But we can experience God’s peace because of His grace. 

God’s peace stands watch over your heart and mind. It protects you in times of anxiety and despair. When you struggle with financial or health issues, when your relationships are strained, when you face uncertainties, God’s peace stands guard. It settles your heart. God’s peace in you through Christ sends the devil packing. It fills you with a kind of life only Jesus has to offer. He said, “I am come that you might have an abundant, fulfilled life” [John 10:10]. 

Dear Christ follower, as you start this week, may the peace of God be yours!

Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7


  1. For someone who has tried to make life work without God, I have discovered that nothing is more valuable in this life than the peace that can come only from Him.