And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
I sleep well at night. The peace of God which transcends all understanding guards my heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Phil 4:7). That same peace is what carries me as I glide through this life from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18). As I consider the various traumatic experiences in my own life that could’ve taken me out—the events of life that could’ve killed me, the trip ups that should have thrown me off course, the betrayals that sought to stop my heart, and the triggers that make me feel them all over again when unchecked—I am pausing to pray a prayer of gratitude for the peace of God to outlive it all.
Heavenly Father, thank you for guarding my heart and mind in perfect peace. Thank you for the grace to outlive every daunting instance of the enemy’s attempts to steal from me, kill me, or destroy my destiny. Thank you Lord that no weapon formed against me will ever prosper. In you I live, move, and have my being. I believe and do not doubt that He that is in me is greater than he that is in the world. I speak your promises over my life and I rest in the assurance that they will not return void and will prosper in my life. Have thine own way Lord. In the name of Jesus.
I want to encourage you today to take hold of the promises of God and receive the peace of God to move through this life, outliving the things that may seem to have the magnitude but certainly not the power to deprive you of your life. God’s love for us is everlasting (1 Corinthians 13a). Let us live, move, and have our being in God, knowing that He that is within us is greater that anything we face in this world (Acts 17:28, Romans 8:31). There is no trial, no trauma, and no trigger that has the power to take our lives when we live in God (Isaiah 54:17). Let us embrace and be empowered by the peace of God, knowing that He is with us (Matthew 28:20).