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Peace of Mind

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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).

Peace begins and ends in our minds. Perhaps Paul was thinking of Jesus’ words “Do not worry,” when he penned these words. Jesus encouraged us not to worry six times in Matthew 6.

It doesn’t make sense to have peace in the storm from our natural, human perspectives. The peace of God is beyond our understanding. But when God gives you revelation—a supernatural understanding—of His peace, then we can begin to practice peace no matter what.

Jesus said, “I’ve told you this so that my peace will be with you. In the world, you’ll have trouble. But cheer up! I have overcome the world.”[1] Cheer up—you can be victorious. You are an overcomer in Jesus Christ.

Trials and hard times are part of the deal. The question is, when you face real issues, will you walk in the peace of God during the difficulty?

For more on this topic, listen to the podcast, Peace of Mind, from the series Philippians – Peace No Matter What.

[1] John 16:33 GW

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About Ron Bontrager

Lead Pastor of Lakeview Church in Indianapolis.

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