Isaiah 26:3 says that God will keep us in perfect peace when our mind is stayed upon Him – this is where the empowerment comes from – in the midst of every storm, it is vital to keep your mind on Him and trust in Him – you will only lose your peace when you get your mind and thoughts on what is going on and off of God.
Jesus, Himself, walked in a full measure of peace – He had to have a great deal of peace to be empowered to go to the cross, suffer and die and go into to hell…just for you and me. He remained in peace through it all – and we have a hard time staying in peace if the car in front of us is going too slow.
We can have the same peace that Jesus had – John 14:27 tells us plainly that Jesus left us HIS peace – the very same peace He walked in is available to us today – it is up to us, however, if we choose to walk in it or not.
Failing to have peace in your life is miserable and not only that but it is unhealthy. Proverbs 14:30 says that a heart of peace gives life to the body. In the Amplified it says ‘A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body.’ If we choose to live a healthy life then we are going to have to choose to walk in peace. If you think about it, every time you let go of peace, you stop pumping life into your body.
Peace is available to you. It has been all the time – but you will have to cultivate it. It does not come automatically and it doesn’t come easily. The enemy will do everything in His power to constantly and consistently attack your peace – don’t allow Him to do that. If he can’t steal your peace, he will lose every time BUT if you let go of your peace, you will lose every time.
Peace is cultivated in hard times, challenging times and times when you could easily not have peace. And it comes by choice – you must choose peace and stand against torment and anxiety. It’s up to you.
I fight for my peace – it has cost me something and it has taken me years to get to this point, I’m not willing to let it go easily. I love a peace-filled home and I love a peace-filled life. That doesn’t mean challenges don’t come – just as they did today – it simply means that I choose to remain in peace by keeping my mind focused on God and keep my heart trusting in Him. I choose not to think all the ‘what if’s’ and I choose instead to think on what God says about my situation. I encourage you to do the same – if you do that each time a challenge comes your way – before you know it you will be walking in peace most of the time, if not all of the time.