Would I have understood the gift of God’s peace in our lives? One of the feelings I had to learn to accept from God was Peace. I didn’t understand what it meant to feel peace or peaceful until I had been filled with the Holy Spirit as a teenager. I didn’t understand that peace was something I was even missing! Until that point, I had lived in a constant state of heightened alert. I felt like I was a secret agent always evaluating the risk factors of every movement, word and facial expression of those around me. Even now God will show me that I have slipped in my old ways of being on heightened alert. His Holy Spirit will breathe into my spirit peace when I surrender my desire to be safe physically, emotionally and spiritually to His ability of actually keeping my safe.
Psalms 4: 1
Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; to me and hear my prayer.
Psalms 4: 7-8
You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. abound. I will lie down and sleep
People ask how I can be at peace with what happened to me. I find my peace in God because this happened to me. I understand what happened was bad but I know that my God is my Comforter. He has a master plan for my life. I can’t see what the whole blueprint it, I can’t imagine what it is He’s doing with my life. But I am beginning to understand what peace looks like in my life.
I can’t see what the whole blueprint it, I can’t imagine what it is He’s doing with my life. But I am beginning to understand what peace looks like in my life.
Peace to me is simply summed up as the absence of strife. Webster’s Dictionary defines it as: a state of tranquility or quiet, freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions, harmony in personal relations. Either way, when the Holy Spirit covers me and fills me with peace, I feel safe, secure, loved and full. The peace that the Holy Spirit brings is better than any chocolate!
What about you? Through your trials what lessons have you learned about yourself and God?