Peace: Where do you find it?


Peaceful Lanikai Beach as the sun is setting

Philippians 4:6-7

New International Version (NIV)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


There’s calm before the storm

But when the storm hits

There seems to be no end

Until you see a ray of sunlight

A breath of fresh air

A ray of hope

That hope is only in Christ


This scripture has carried me through so many challenges in life that I grab hold to it like a life preserver at times and many times share it with others when there’s nothing more that can be said or explained. When all else fails people pray. When in reality, we should pray from the beginning and not make prayer our last resort. When people are being challenged by extraordinary events in their lives and the lives of their loved ones – when they are trying to rationalize what is happening the best prayer to pray are these verses.

I believe that our minds will try to rationalize away everything. To reason, to predict, to contemplate. It all makes sense or not. The best thing to do when you think you’re losing your mind under great pressure is to trust in the Lord – as it says in:

Proverbs 3:5-6

New International Version (NIV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

We must first learn to trust in Him and then pray for God’s peace. A peace so great that we won’t understand or know how or why, except that it comes from our heavenly Father. In order to receive this great gift of peace you must have a personal relationship with Christ. Click on this link to learn about How to Know God Personally. I pray that you have that relationship and if you do, than you can claim this gift so that in your storms of life, you may experience peace.


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  1. Pingback: Peace: Lanikai Beach, Kailua Oahu Hawaii | Bible2Blog

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