And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
–Philippians 4:7 NIV
When you are living a life that follows biblical principles, you expect God to bless you. You have a hard time understanding how your world can spin out of control when you feel you are trying to do what is right. You want to be spared from trials and heartache. It is human nature to think this way.
However, living a Christ-like life does not always mean a peace-filled life. God’s peace is different. It is a peace that fills your heart no matter what struggles you are facing. A peace that gives you supernatural strength. As John 16:33 (NLT) says, I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. This takes trust. Trust that the Lord’s words are true; no matter what challenges you are facing, He is by your side.
Don’t give up doing what is right and pleasing to God. You can expect things to go wrong in this world, but trusting God will make all the difference in the outcome.
- Pray for peace that surpasses all understanding that can come only from God.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with His strength to face each day.