My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, nor fearful John 14:27

Knowing that you have Christ’s peace, perhaps you’re wondering why there are times when you don’t really feel it.

You might find yourself filled with anger, fear, or frustration instead. This side of heaven we’ll never have perfect peace in every situation. Some events may cause immediate and justifiable alarm.

But we don’t have to let distressing emotions continually hold us in their grip. There is a way to regain our peace, and Paul wrote about it in Philippians 4:6-9.

The first step to regain Christ’s peace is to cry out to our heavenly Father.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God v. 6. We’ve all prayed in ways that increase our anxiety by focusing on the situation instead of on the Lord.

Prayer that meditates on scriptural truths about His power and love is a far better approach. The fruit of such prayer will be the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension and guards our hearts and minds v. 7. The ultimate outcome is an increase in spiritual maturity, because your trust in the Lord has been strengthened.

The second step is to control our thoughts.

This is very important because how we think determines how we feel and what we do. Paul tells us exactly what to focus our minds on—whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and praiseworthy

Now, if you look at that list, every one of these qualities describes God, His Word, and His ways.

When our minds are engaged in thoughts of the Lord, the dark situations that cause us anxiety are diminished.

And Christ’s peace fills us, no matter what the circumstances are.

But if we let our thoughts center on things that are not right or good, our trust in God is eroded, and emotions like anger, frustration, and anxiety will dominate us. We find ourselves tossed about like waves in a storm and begin to doubt that God loves us.

We may start to feel that He’s abandoned us—even though that’s impossible.

Then in desperation we may take matters into our own hands, trying to fix the circumstances to bring stability back into our lives. But God’s peace is a gift, not something we can manipulate. And the only way to receive it is to live in obedience to Him.

That brings us to the next step, which is both incredibly simple and a tremendous challenge: Do what God says.

As for the things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you v. 9 . The word practice refers to continuous work.

Each time we read the Bible or hear a biblical sermon, we’re responsible for putting the principles we learn into practice. There is no way for a Christian to live in rebellion to God and still have His peace. Sin always brings turmoil.

If you’re waiting for the Lord to give you peace by fixing everything in your life that’s troublesome, you’ll never have it, because His peace has nothing to do with our circumstances.

When Paul wrote his letter to the Philippians, he was unjustly confined in a Roman prison. Yet there is not one word of anger, bitterness, fear, or anxiety in the letter. Instead, he spoke of joy or rejoicing 16 times. What incredible faith!

What’s truly remarkable is that the same peace Paul had that surpasses human comprehension is available to you if you’re willing to take the steps he’s given in his letter. And that is my prayer for you.

Christ has given you His peace. Will you take hold of it today?


Our Final RedemptionWhile life after salvation still has challenges, the Holy Spirit gives believers direction, peace, and joy.Romans 8:12-25

Our Final Redemption
While life after salvation still has challenges, the Holy Spirit gives believers direction, peace, and joy.
Romans 8:12-25

Have you discovered that your expectations do not match the realities of your existence? We sometimes have the mistaken idea that God is going to make life easier after salvation. In some ways, this certainly is true: As believers, we have the Holy Spirit, who transforms us into Christ’s likeness, enabling us to handle struggles with peace, contentment, and even joy. But being a Christian does not spare us from troubles and hardships. (See John 16:33.)

As Paul explains, our present sufferings cannot be compared to the glories we will one day know. So for now, we “groan within ourselves” (Rom. 8:23) while awaiting Christ’s coming kingdom and the redemption of our bodies. When Jesus died on the cross, He paid the price, redeemed us, and brought us into His kingdom. However, we are still in a fallen state—that’s why we continue to struggle with sin. Our full redemption will become reality upon Christ’s return, when our bodies will be resurrected into their glorified state. 

Do you groan within yourself for that day, knowing that the world is not your home—or have you allowed your affections and interests to be dominated by this earthly life? 

Have you ever wondered what God is like? God is a give of all good things,Life,Love,Peace,Wealth,Protection and Much more if you believe

What is God like?If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him! – Matthew 7:11 

While there is much about God that we cannot comprehend, there are some things that the Bible does tell us. In the Bible, God is portrayed as a father, a husband, and a friend, among other things. Perhaps God has given us human relationships in part to know more fully what He is like and how He loves us. Being a father, mother, spouse, or friend can give us a glimpse into different aspects of God. Could it also be that Christian fellowship is important so that we can share in each other’s experiences and through that have a deeper understanding of God? While some of us may not have the opportunity to experience the love of a spouse or the joy of parenthood, each of us has unique experiences that help us understand God better