-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
Knowing His peace, and having His peace rule in your heart day by day, is one of the greatest gifts Jesus can give to you. Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of Jesus. The peace that He gives to you is not dependent upon the circumstances in your day but upon your relationship with Him. The peace Jesus gives doesn't have its source in what is going on around you but comes as a result of His life in you.
Jesus did not come into your heart to bring you worry, anxiety, or restlessness. He came to give you rest. His peace will guard your thoughts from worry and keep your heart from fear. Because of His peace, you can be in harmony with God's will and purpose for your life. Through His peace you can know victory over every enemy that would try to trouble you. You can have the greatest measure of contentment and the deepest level of inward rest because of His peace.
Drop Thy still dews of quietness till all our striving cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy Peace.
-John Greenleaf Whittier
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