What is this peace of God that passeth all understanding?
“It is the inner calmness promised to the believer who has a thankful attitude based on unwavering confidence that God is able and willing to do what is best for them. Their trust in Him brings about a peace that transcends human intellect, and human analysis. This peace guards, a military term meaning “to keep watch over”. God’s peace guards the believer from anxiety, fear, and worry because of their trust in Him.” Source
In my daily life there are many issues and problems that crop up. Some of these can be and are often disturbing. The job and duties of a landlord are sometimes difficult and worrisome. After all, we never know when the next tenant will arrive or even if our current tenants will work out, pay the rent on time, not damage the unit, etc.
Raising a child alone can be a challenge. Many times I have no choice but to turn my child completely over to the care of God. I have to trust that He will safeguard and protect her. Sometimes she won’t listen to me, no matter how I attempt to explain what I’m trying to teach her. I could go crazy if I didn’t trust that she is in safe hands.
Making ends meet in the current economy is also a daunting task. Most of us are trying to stretch a dollar so we can meet our financial obligations and have a little something left over. Looking at the state of things in our nation and around the world may be discouraging. How can anyone really have the kind of peace that following Jesus Christ promises?
I suspect that this is because of our trust in God. This trust is akin to the trust of a child, thus it is “child-like.” Children trust their parents. They are pure and innocent in their faith and belief that their parents will provide for them, and as Christians, we are the same way. We trust God to fulfill His written word, within the bible. We believe the promises contained within its pages. We’ve seen evidence that we can trust God completely, through the playing out of events in our very own lives. The way that God has cared for us in the past brings forth great peace when times get rocky and the waves of life rise high.