How peaceful are you?
Peace is an inner quality that affects outward behavior. People who are at peace have a calm about them. They are not shaken, not stirred, not distressed by stressful situations. They may be in a storm, but the storm isn’t in them.
This quality of peacefulness is something we would all do well to develop. It comes from deep personal trust in God. It comes from believing that God is with us, He is going to help us, He is for us, He cares about us, and He will see us through whatever we’re facing in life.
Recently I was talking with a person in our church who has been going through a challenging battle with cancer. I was amazed and so blessed by the peace I felt from them, in my conversation with them. They were completely at rest with their journey. Their trust in God was inspirational and contagious!
The prophet Isaiah spoke these words to us in Isaiah 26:3 “You [God] will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” Trust God today! Let His peace keep you from falling to pieces!