Did you know that Peace is a spiritual blessing available to all of God’s children? “The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.” (Psalm 29:11). Jesus, the Prince of Peace, has endowed us with His peace, “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. (John 14:27). It is not God’s will that any of us worry, fear, or have a troubled heart.
However, with all of the promises of peace God gives us, He also instructs us in several passages to pursue peace. (Psalm 34:14, Hebrews 12:14, II Timothy 2:22). Why? The enemy is after our peace for he wants us to live a life of fear, anxiety and worry. The enemy desires that we take our eyes off the Father and begin looking inward to our own abilities. If you are struggling with worry, fear, anxiety today, seek His peace. Here are five simple steps to pursue the peace that belongs to you:
- Know Peace belongs to you! It is a spiritual blessing given to His children. You were not created to worry or have a troubled heart. That is not who you are. The Prince of Peace dwells in you!.
- Trust God. This trust does not have to be a ‘perfect, never think bad things’ type of trust. But it is an ‘end of the day, I will choose to trust’ type of trust.
- Meditate on good things. Philippians 4 instructs us to meditate on what is biblically true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praise worthy,
- Cast your cares upon him.
- Declare peace in your environment. Jesus told his disciples to allow their peace to rest upon the homes they visited (Matt 10:13). We have the ability to change our atmosphere. Declare peace over your household, your workplace, your church, your extended family. You bring peace into every situation (the Prince of Peace dwells in you).
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17: 7,8 NKJV)
Excerpt from Triumphantly Free
Melissa G. Bolden