God’s Peace with You
Philippians 4:9 KJV
“Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”
Meditating and delighting in the Word of God is a great remedy over worries, health issues, family concerns, or plain ole stressing out. Being grateful to God with an inner tranquillity and a thankful attitude gives a Christian confidence that the Lord is able and willing to do what is best for His children (Romans 8:28).
The peace of God has many by-products and one of these is that it will transform the thought-life of the Child of God. Meditating on the things that are true, honest, pure, lovely, things of good report, virtuous and praiseworthy is a formula for staying away from sinful thoughts that disturb the inner peace God has given through prayer. Through all of our trials and testings, our many frustrations and fears, Paul gives to us encouragement in saying: “do the things you have learned, received, seen and heard of me, and you will have God’s peace with you.” If Paul could experience the peace of God as a prisoner, how much more could the people of God be able to experience in freedom?
If you are walking with the Lord and living in the peace of God, then you are obeying Him and His Word. When peace is gone and life seems overwhelming––go back to the place where the decision was made to have an anxious spirit, where worry and doubt entered into your heart. Begin to worship, praise and thank the Lord for all He has done and continues to do in your life. This place of quiet rest is where you will find God and His peace. The key to overcoming fear, anxiety and feelings of uncertainty is total and complete trust in God. Trusting God is a refusal to give in to fear.
Lord, may I learn to meditate on Your Word that transforms my thought-life and rest in Your peace.