It has truly been amazing to study the promises of God with you. The promises of God empower our present and propel us into our future. Declaring God’s word and His promises have the ability to change the trajectory of our lives. It’s powerful stuff!
Today, I want to talk about God’s promise of peace. I believe this promise is extremely important for us to understand given the condition our world today.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million American adults, nearly 18% of the population, claim to have an anxiety disorder. That’s about 2 out of 10 adults that struggle to find peace in their lives.
Having a peaceful life is something I value deeply because I know firsthand what anxiety can do to completely debilitate a person’s life. I know because I have experienced it. I remember a day when I could not comprehend what true peace and restful sleep were anymore.
One day, I grabbed ahold of the word of God and I declared that the peace of God would rule in my heart. It was a journey, but I can thankfully report that anxiety is no longer a part of my life. I found complete healing and freedom through Jesus Christ. So for those of you that cannot seem to think freedom is possible for you, let me remind you that it is 100% possible.
Colossians 3:15 says “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.”
Galatians 5:22 says “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness and faithfulness.”
2 Timothy 1:7, in the Passion Translation, says “For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love and self-control.”
Listen, fear and anxiety do not come from Jesus. A lot of times, we take the standard of God and what the Bible says and we water it down to meet us in our present circumstances. Don’t fall into that trap. Instead, let your faith rise and hold onto what the Bible says. Let that be the final say over how you feel or what you’re going through.
My friend, God’s perfect will for your life is complete peace. I pray that your life, your home and everything concerning you would be full of God’s promise of peace.