Your day is going amazing, you woke up in good spirits, your
morning coffee hit jussst the right spot, and the children woke up
without fighting. You get halfway through the day, and it happens…
your peace has been stolen. You got a bad phone call or text, your
husband made you upset, the dog tore up your favorite shoe…
Whatever it was that could happen to rob you of your peace has
happened, and you wanna know why your peace was stolen?
Because your peace wasn’t anchored in the Lord and His word.
I know I’m not the only one who at some point in their life, even
if that point is at this very moment; that hasn’t hinged their peace
on the perfect circumstance, or in a certain person “acting right”,
or even material possessions. We all have done it at some point. But
that’s exactly where we mess up. Our peace doesn’t come from having
the perfect fairy tale life or marriage, the kids behaving, or having
the biggest and nicest house on the block or any other earthly thing
we can place above the Lord. It can only come from Him.
I’ve gone through a lot of things and when I would get
disappointed or overwhelmed with my circumstance I would find myself
crying out, “I just want some peace, where is my peace?” (sound
familiar?) I would get frustrated and cry. Not realizing where my
peace was supposed to come from. Even if everything is going right,
and everyone is behaving properly, those good feelings still don’t
equal the peace you have when we allow God to be our peace.
When I got to the point where I was tired of placing my peace
into the hands of people and perfect circumstances the Lord began to
lead me to scriptures which talked about that very thing and how to
obtain it, and one of the very first ones that I remember being led
to and writing down on a post it note is Isaiah 26:3 and it reads,
study on Peace and was led to even more scriptures about Peace and
how it is obtained, and in a nutshell, the only way to have peace in
our lives is if we are following the Lords word and will and when we
keep our minds on Him. Not on our marriage being perfect, our
children, our homes and cars, careers, or anything else of this
world. Only when we keep our mind on the things of the Lord will we
find peace, even in the midst of a raging storm in our lives, we will
have peace. Not because everything is going perfect, but simply
because our minds and hearts are set on the one who is, Jesus Christ.
mine for some years, and last night I actually had a test. I received
a really ugly e-mail and it could’ve set me off and gone completely
left… had I not been prepared for that moment, mainly because the
word tells us to be on guard. I had been in my word and being
prayerful about any tactics the enemy may try to use to get me off
course, and sure enough he tried with that email.
still looking for peace in earthly things or if my peace was placed
in the right hands. And while the email did bother me, I didn’t allow
it to steal my peace, I didn’t go into a rage and my flesh did not
rise to the point of retribution. To my own surprise I was very, very
calm and then it clicked… The Lord is my P E A C E. He is keeping me in
perfect peace and he will repay that evil, I don’t have to lift a
finger, I don’t have to allow it to put me into a bad mood or steal
my witness, nor my joy!
feeling E V E R! Knowing that I was in a place that me living in
peace was no longer contingent on people treating me right or perfect
circumstances, but upon a perfect God.
something you struggle with, that you will look to God and not
circumstance or people for your peace. It’s life changing!