Tapping into the Master’s Peace
Philippians 4:6-7 “do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”
I believe as humanly possible that the peace of God is all we need. But then, there are certain steps to be taken before we are assured of it.
HOW THEN CAN WE FEEL THE PRESENCE OF GOD AND TAP INTO THE MASTER’S PEACE IN STILL MOMENTS
Firstly, we must understand that Stillness is the best teacher there is. The quiet and solitude allow truth to arise from deep within, replacing racing, and irrational thoughts like muddy pond waters clearing in the calm after a storm. Silence provides space for your inner wisdom to speak. We have forgotten that still, moments are calm. Nobody listens when there is noise and distractions all over.
In life, when things are going bad and it looks like it’s never going to end, what do you do? Panic, worry, and complain? I know myself and many of us out there have done all three before in our lives. Maybe your crisis has lasted for days, weeks, months, or even years. Have you ever wondered why you can’t feel God’s presence in your life and what you should do to find the peace of God that you know is out there?
It’s simple, there are few things you need to do!
- Choose to Believe God’s Promises
Every single aspect of our relationship with God is based upon our choice to believe. Having faith and finding peace in God is no different, even if we don’t feel Him initially.
Many situations in our lives are over in a flash like the days we faced those challenges, and all we have time to do is hold on to our belief in our God. Regardless of what we feel.
The fact that we did not feel God’s peace those days, did not change the fact that God was still with us.
Rest assured that God’s protection and provision are not based on our feelings. Sure, we want to feel Him and have the peace of God in our lives but don’t despair if you are just not feeling it. God is still there. He promised to never leave or forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:6)
- Keep Your Eyes on Jesus to Find Peace
Stay focused on Jesus, not your problems. Don’t dwell on the negative, scary situation in your life. When fear rears its head, remember God promises peace.
When depression tries to overwhelm you, remember God promises joy will come. Many of us know the story of Peter walking on water. He was fine until he took his eyes off Jesus and began to doubt. That’s when he started sinking.
- Pray to Find Peace
Don’t use prayer as a last resort. Don’t adopt the mentality that if all else fails – pray. Ask God for help. Ask God to give you peace. A consistent, strong prayer life will prepare you for those stressful situations.
- Stand on God’s Word to Find Peace
Hold on to the word of God that preaches peace, and strength and meditate on them. They are not just a mantra to chant and recite, the Word of God gives life. Memorizing Scripture and studying the Bible will strengthen your faith and give you a life preserver to cling to when the storms come your way.
In conclusion, the Bible said we could have peace like a river, which is a never-ending, constant-flowing peace. Dwell on this and your life will never remain the same.
God bless you