The peace God gives is not of this world. He doesn’t give peace the way anyone you know can give you peace. His peace comes from Heaven. His peace is divine. His peace comes from the source. His peace is unparalleled. In 2003, I had an amazing encounter with the Lord. I had what I call the start of the best changes in my life. It is still going on and I am still learning and growing but I can date the shift back to March 2003. It was more than awakening. I was Heaven and earth colliding and Heaven winning the battle. I discovered that there was more to God than the eye can meet. There was more to God than I had ever experienced before. My life took a turn for the better. God became real. Jesus became real. Love became real. Peace became real. I was touched by the peace of the Lord. I was impressed by the power of peace. There is a lot of power in the peace of the Lord. That power silences fear, doubt, worry and chaos. The peace of the Lord is much more superior than anything that is in the world. Nothing can compare to the peace of the Lord. That is why there is power in it. If you have never experienced the power of the peace of the Lord, invite His peace into your life. Ask the Lord to give you peace that surpasses all understanding.
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”* Jesus Himself said that He gives us peace, a peace that is different from the peace of the world. His peace has the power to neutralize the problems of the world and to keep us strong through those trials. He didn’t say that He would remove those trials and then we would have peace. His peace can come into our lives no matter what is going on in our lives. His peace has a standard of its own. It has the standard of Heaven. What kind of peace is there in Heaven? Peace that surpasses all understanding and that gives you the impression that you are in Heaven. When I was first introduced to that peace in 2003, I felt like I was floating. It was more than a feeling. It was a reality that made sense with my spirit but that baffled my mind. I couldn’t understand but I could easily accept it and I embraced it. The peace of the Lord is like a hug from Heaven. It is that powerful. It is surreal and it is comforting. It is what we all need today and tomorrow. It is not defined by our circumstances but it is defined by Jesus.
When we have the peace of the Lord, our hearts are not troubled and we are not afraid. I remember thinking that the peace was strange because it was nothing I had ever experienced before. Every morning I would check and see if the peace was still there. God can give us a lot more than we think we deserve. He is extremely generous. That first batch of powerful peace lasted for weeks. I was so humbled and so grateful for it. It was Heaven on earth. It was like receiving the best gift ever. Jesus has many gifts for us and peace is one of them. With faith we can receive it. With faith we can hold His gifts and enjoy them. Peace is a wonderful gift. My prayer for you is that you know God’s peace and that it stays with you. The Lord has plenty of it for you. Enough to last you a lifetime. The power of His peace will give you the strength you need to face anything and it will give you joy in all circumstances. Thank God for His peace. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Psalm 4:8; Isaiah 52:7; John 14:27*