“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
Verse six says, do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. This verse looks like the pre-condition to enjoy or inherit the promise of God’s peace mentioned in verse seven.
How could Israelites not be anxious facing the red sea in front and Pharaoh’s army close behind? This was the predicament Israelites faced in spite of God’s promise to them to lead them into the ‘promised land’. Much like what we are facing today, the pandemic on one side and economic instability on the other. We have a choice to believe in the promise of greater victory over our ‘sea of challenges’ or to give way to fear, anxiety, or negative confessions.
The ‘Prince of Peace’ is with us in the midst of our storm.
The world’s peace tries to fix the symptoms of sin but fails to see the root, which is a ‘sin disease’ – only which can be healed by our Lord Jesus Christ. Religion, science, technology, money, regulation, or reforms cannot solve it.
God’s peace is firmly grounded in His word and doesn’t ignore our sin – He heals it.
We who have been far away have been brought near by the blood of His cross and we have been reconciled and have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Peace of God can be experienced after one has Peace with God.
God’s peace is permanent and secure in spite of circumstances.