Some things are just incomprehensible, and one of those things is apparently the peace of God. Although the peace of God appears to some to be elusive, in reality it is a result of two things: worrying less and praying more.
Paul explains: “Be careful (anxious) for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6,7) It is evident that the catalyst for this peace in verse seven is directly related to the activities in verse six. Verse six encourages us to 1) be anxious, full of care, or worry about nothing and 2) resort to prayer and thanksgiving for everything that we face.
Not only is this peace the result of prayer, but also it offers an amazing perk. This peace that surpasses human understanding is capable of protecting our hearts and minds, keeping ourselves calm, tranquil, and at rest. In today’s chaotic world, many are just incapable of comprehending this type of peace that comes directly from God.
May we always appreciate our opportunity to embrace the peace of God. This peace is accessed by worrying less and praying more and by valuing this amazing asset that goes beyond our human understanding. The peace of God: a precious possession of those who trust Him enough to cast their cares upon Him.