INSPIRING DAILY DEVOTIONAL ® … How to enjoy peace too deep for the world to understand
.Text(s) for today: Read Acts 5:40 – 42; 16:23 – 26, Psa. 55:22
“And God’s peace, which is far beyond human understanding (or comprehension), will keep your hearts and minds safe in union…” Phil. 4:6 – 7
Peace far beyond human understanding is what we have when we pray (Phil. 4:6 – 7). This peace will secure (garrison; keep) our hearts and minds safe when instead of worrying, we pray.
So what is this kind of peace which is far beyond human understanding? Bible teaches us!
When Bible talks about ‘peace which is far beyond human understanding‘, it is talking about a very special kind of peace. This peace is unexplainable. It transcends the realm of understanding. It condescends the faculty of reasoning. Simply put, human beings can’t understand this peace. For example, the scripture we read from Acts 5 tells us about how the apostles were caught and beaten severely and they still came out rejoicing (they were not just smiling, neither did they feign happiness. Bible tells us they came out rejoicing!). Praise God!
They were not rejoicing because they’ve been released; the scripture tells us they were rejoicing (overly joyful) because they’ve been beaten and disgraced for Christ! How do you explain this peace they enjoyed?
The story also tells us of how Paul and Silas sang praises to God in a prison cell. Many would have thought they will only cry and call on God for deliverance rather than singing joyfully. So how do you explain this kind of peace? It goes beyond human understanding and that is the peace of God.
This peace is independent of your surrounding circumstances (troubles, challenges, etc). You can enjoy this peace no matter what you go through in life and it’s real. So what do I need to do to enjoy this peace extraordinaire? It’s simply: just learn to pray concerning every challenge you meet in this life. Surmount the challenges and difficulties by throwing them into God’s bosom and you’re there! Praise God!
You can start from today!
Prayer & Confessions (pray out loudly)
Lord, today I surrender every care and worry to you and I receive rest from you (Matt. 11:28), in Jesus’ Name! Amen.
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