TODAY’S SOUL- LIFTING SCRIPTURE.
Monday, September 27, 2021.
Contemporary English Version:
“Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.”(Philippians 4:7)
“Then God’s peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus.”
“And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].”
Beloved, God’s peace keeps us from sinning under troubles, and from sinking under them; keep us calm and with inward satisfaction in this world that is full of troubles and broken dreams. By making your requests known to God, and going to him in view of all your trials and wants, your mind would be preserved from distressing anxiety. The way to find peace, and to have the heart kept from trouble, is thus to go and spread out all before the Lord; then, it would be preserved from the intrusion of anxious fears and alarms. The peace here particularly referred to is that which is felt when you have no anxious care about your situations, and when you go confidently and commit everything into the hands of God, not the absence of trouble or turbulence. The same God’s peace surpasses all that people had conceived or imagined.
You cannot have this kind of peace without Jesus, because He is the prince of peace and by Him alone you can have true peace. It is not by mere confidence in God, or by mere prayer, but it is by confidence in God as He is revealed through the Redeemer(The Lord Jesus) and by faith in Him.
Doris Olufunke Olatunji