Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
“It works, Dad,” little Sanaya told her dad. While her dad returned from work, a power cut prevailed in their house. Micky always instructs his family to carry a torch during the evenings and night. That day, when the husband and wife went out after dinner for a little breeze and a conversation, the light went off. Their daughter woke up crying, and dad shouted from outside, “Use the torch,” but it was not working. The little girl got anxious, so the father ran into the house. By the time he reached there, it started working. The family found peace, spending another night thanking God, even in their lack.
For us, peace is found in the right taste of the meal, the correct price of veggies, and a good rise in stock prices. Even weekend movies, dinner invites, and sometimes a holiday break or a salary increase. Even better, getting married, having a child, giving parents a nice gift, or securing the right college admission, or a visa to settle abroad.
Consider, from the place where God sits, He sees a better way of living and having a life. His peace looks different. When Israelites did not even break a sandal in the wilderness, Moses’s strength remained great even in his 120s. Or, Matthew, a tax collector, preaching as a disciple, or even Paul’s mission to kill believers to preach to them. We see the visible and determine whether it’s for us or against us, but He sees it all, past, present, and future.
Our heart is troubled and we get anxious, although God has given us a spirit of power, love, and sound mind. He knows our shortcomings, so He has already commanded us to depend on Him. Like how a mother bear walks with her cubs in the wild, we too can have such peace. Just turn to God to ask, seek, knock, and receive.
He gives a peace that can calm any storm in our life, clarify any doubt, or turn any failure into victory. Being the only true God, we are immensely blessed to call Him Abba Father. Keep walking with Him. If you are called to be His disciple, obey Him, and praise Him.