Could you use some peace in your life just about now?
In fact, who wouldn’t love to experience more peace?
What’s the secret? We learn a great truth from the words in Isaiah 26:3 —
The Lord is the God of peace and the giver of peace. His peace is different than that of the world. He gives an inner peace that cannot be touched by turbulence or trial. Jesus tells us of His peace when He says, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful” (John 14:27).
When you experience God’s perfect peace, you will discover that His shalom peace chases away worry and fear. This is important for us to understand. The words of Isaiah 26:3 help us see that knowing God grows our trust in God. And the more our trust grows, the more our thoughts are spiritual thoughts fixed on God. And then we experience peace — perfect peace.
A great trust in God is foundational to the experience of peace that flows like a river through the life of a believer (see Isaiah 66:11). And when God’s peace is flowing like a river in your life, it fills the crevices of brokenness and pain with a soothing comfort and rest. Peace is never still but active and flowing, bringing renewal and refreshment.
So today, dear friend, draw near to your God and know Him more intimately that you may trust Him in every area of your life. Then swim freely like a beautiful mallard duck upon the water on the great river of God’s peace.
♥ Blessings and Grace to You!
- Title: Perfect Peace
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- Description: Mallard duck swimming peacefully at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, California, USA.
- Creator: Catherine Martin
- Date Created: 10/03/14
- Camera: Nikon D800E, 80.0-400.0mm – FL 400.0 mm, ISO 800, f5.6 1/160sec.
- Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk PhotoShoot with wildlife photographer Laurie Rubin at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, CA, USA.
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