“The key to peace is authority. When we allow the Prince of Peace to govern our lives, peace either immediately or ultimately results. Peace accompanies authority.” Beth Moore
This quote from this week’s Bible study “Breaking Free” by Beth Moore got me thinking about times in my life when I was completely at peace, though my circumstances were difficult, complicated to say the least.
Why am I anxious and restless in far less complicated situations but have peace when the world around me is crushing?
Is it because I think I can handle smaller “situations” myself but need God for the real big ones?
God offers peace to us in any and all circumstances. However, there’s a condition: I’ve got to put my trust in Him and have my mind set on God. God wants authority over my life.
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you.” Isaiah 26:3
To surrender my life under God’s authority is not a price to pay. His peace is a gift that results from our surrender and the knowledge He is in control of our circumstances, our families, all of it.
Jesus told his disciples in John 14:27:
“I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
What is it you’re facing today? Are you in need of some peace of mind and heart? It’s a gift! Go to Jesus and receive this gift!