THE PEACE OF GOD Bible Verse about Peace for Today April 12

peace of God

The peace of God. Peace may not necessarily mean the absence of war. Man who lives by the grace of God carries true peace in his heart as a gift received from God.

Bible Verse about Peace of God

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)

Once there was a lecturer who told his art students to draw and art portraying peace. He gave them some period of time to think about the assignment and later do it and submit it.

The art students were so enthusiastic and creative as the winner of the competition was going to receive an award. Then time to submit their art had arrived. They all submitted their creative arts to their lecturer.

Daily prayers: PRAYER FOR TODAY

The lecture had a good time going through the different artistic drawings that portray peace. Some students drew pictures of nice-looking landscapes with calm weather and birds flying in the sky, some drew a picture of a crowd of people moving in the street. But neither of those pictures won the competition.

A guy drew a picture of the middle of the ocean, the weather was not good so the ocean was full of waves here and there, in the middle of the ocean stood a rock that was surrounded by the waves. In between the rock was a huge crack of which a small bird had to build its nest there.

Now as the wind was blowing and the waves beating upon the rock the bird was calmly laying on its nest not moved by the weather around.  From the early description is that peace is not necessarily the absence of war but the inside calmness in the midst of the storm.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

God desires us not to live lives full of anxiety and worries but instead put our complete trust in Him, His Word, and the promises in it.

Prayer for Today

Our Lord God, we thank you for the assurance of protection and providence of our needs. We choose not to be anxious for nothing but complete trust in You for us to experience the peace of God in our lives.

May all the storms in our lives do not determine the level of our peace but instead, help us to develop internal calmness even in the middle of the storm. A kind of peace that will guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Amen.

Also read: PATIENCE Bible Verse of the Day