The Peace of God
Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
The word “keep” here means to protect, to garrison.
That is what God’s peace does for us. It protects our hearts, which are our emotions. (How often they run away with us!)
And it protects our minds, which are our thoughts, both random and reasoned.
His peace puts us in a strong place, where things don’t upset us; or hurt us, like they usually do.
His peace gives us rest of mind; not panic or wild imaginations of what could happen.
But it is His peace. We very often have none of our own.
But He comes and speaks to us, calming our fears; and delivering us by His protection.
It passes all our understanding, for we can try and reason away bad thoughts or anger….but it usually does not work.
But, when we let His peace come, we know real power and rest in the situation.
He has it for us; He says:
Philippians 4:6 “Be careful for nothing (do not worry);
but in everything (yes, everything, big and little)
by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
He hears and gives us His peace. Just talk to Him, and receive His peace, and praise Him for it.