"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:7
You're at McDonalds. Despite all the YouTube videos and online articles that herald the health disasters of this franchise, here you are standing in line. Oh, did I mention that you're running late for work? That would explain the shifting of your feet as you wait for your food. Your eyes dart from your watch, your smartphone, to the McDonalds employee who wants $15 an hour for needing your order repeated three times.
With schedules filled with places to be, people to meet, and things to do, the inner peace God desires for us becomes a fairytale. On top of our bursting agendas lies the unknown of the future, hurts of the past, and other challenges today brings our way. Thinking of Jesus as the Prince of Peace is an idea completely foreign to your way of living.
Over the next several weeks, we will be looking at key thoughts from Philippians 4. You will not only learn what peace is, but that it is indeed possible to have. It's not a dream or a fantasy. God meant you to live a life of peace.
Perhaps one of my readers is a soul troubled with anxiety over some difficult trials. The pains press upon your heart from the moment you wake up till the time you go to bed. You too can learn how to live in peace. Your problems may not disappear, but you can stop them from robbing your rest and confidence in God.