Spirit & Life Devotional
Saturday, March 21
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Philippians 4:7 NKJV "And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
God said to David, "Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies all around. His name shall be Solomon, for I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days." You see, there are two types of peace; peace without, and peace within. Solomon was promised peace all around him. But we are promised a different kind of peace: Jesus said, "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Meaning that, the peace we have isn't determined by whatever happens around us; even if there's trouble and chaos we can still be at peace. Hallelujah!
You must decide not to allow anything or anyone rob you of your peace. One thing that steals are peace is worry, and then fear! And both are a result of ignorance. Why? Because if you really know the God you call Father, nothing at all will shake you. That's why Psalms 125:1 says that those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever!
Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." The economy may be bad; your child may be sick; your marriage may be in crisis; your boss is threatening you... relax! Let not your heart be troubled! With prayer and supplication make your requests known to Papa God... He will fix it! Praise the Lord!