Does it seems like people are always searching for peace in their lives, including you? Whether you are desiring World Peace or just peace of mind, Jesus came to provide you with that peace. In the New Kings James Version, the word of God reveals in Isaiah 26:3. “You will keep him in perfect peace,Whose mind is stayed on You,Because he trusts in You. I also like how Isaiah 26:3 reads from the amplified version which says, “You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.”
The enemy is always after your peace because he knows if He can kill steal and destroy your peace, He will kill, steal and destroy your hope of your circumstances getting better. If the enemy makes you believe your circumstances are not going to get better than he will be able to convince you to take matters into your own hands while he withholds the revelation of your undesirable outcome, not revealing that your circumstances will get worst in the long run. This is why Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us not to lean to our own understanding but in all our ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct our paths.
Jesus tells us about the gift of His peace in John 14:25-31. Specifically in John 14:27 Jesus tells us, “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.” When Jesus leaves us peace it is not like the world because the peace that He came to establish is the inner peace of His revealed Grace, even when everything and everyone around us may not be at peace. You see in order for people of the world to have peace, most of the time they must have a peaceful environment that determines their inner peace. When God is leading you out of your life challenges, He empowers you with the revelation of His grace which establishes your inner peace when your life is presenting you with discomfort.
This inner peace that He establishes is the peace that you know He is bringing you out of your circumstance better than you went into the circumstance. Jesus was able to endure the cross because the inner peace of God’s revealed Grace was already established in Him. Jesus knew the outcome for Him was victorious although His present tumultuous circumstance presented him with excruciating pain. Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego was able to walk through the fire because they had the Prince Of Peace in the furnace with them making sure their lives would not be harmed and they would come out of that fire victoriously.
Joseph was able to endure prison because his inner peace was established that God was going to bring him out to be a great ruler to deliver his people. I am sure that all these people did not agree with the process they had to go through but they were able to move forward because of the inner peace that was established in them through God’s revealed grace over their lives.
God gives you an inner peace of His revealed grace on your life to direct you out of your circumstance into the peace, future and hope that He finished way before you were aware that an unfavorable situation was about to present itself to you. You see God is thoroughly capable and efficient that He creates the solution which is your end/outcome before the beginning of your unfavorable circumstances. You see as He leads you out He has you covered as He is establishing His inner peace in you. He is leading you in the path of your solution, the path of your restoration, the path of your deliverance that is the path of your victory. Romans 5:1 tells us,”Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. The reason we have peace through our Lord Jesus Christ is because He is the Prince of Peace where the increase of His government has no end to peace because His government was established in peace (Isaiah 9:6-7.)
You may be thinking to yourself, that you do not have the inner peace that I speak of because you are not sure God is leading you. Know it is up to you to get positioned to take advantage of this inner peace that will lead you to a better outcome of victory and not defeat. No situation or circumstance has the power to separate you from God’s love that is always available to you when you are ready to receive His love. The daily devotional I provide on this online publication is an opportunity to learn how to follow God’s lead. I provide additional resources for the women who are members of the VWL Community. Become a member and join us for a 40 day Spiritually Fit For Life Empowerment Journey where we focus on strengthening the whole person to awaken our awareness of the fulfillment of God’s promises in our relationships, health, career and lifestyle of true worship.