A Marvelous Peace of Mind





And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (see Philippians 4:7)

This devotional comes from my book, Dealing With Difficult People: 31 Empowering Christian Devotionals For Those Dealing With Negative, Manipulative, or Mean People. (Click here to see the book or go to http://amzn.to/2fGObA1).

Notice the promise that God will provide His people with a peace of mind that transcends all understanding. On one hand, it would be great, if everything was always pleasant and peaceful for Christians.

However, this is not the case. No matter how saved we claim to be, we can expect to experience some difficult people and stressful situations in our lives.

But on the other hand, God can give us peace in the midst of bad situations. Think about how when you are in a strong shelter, stormy weather outside doesn’t seem to be too bad.

Winter is pretty, when you are inside a warm house. God makes peace available for us, even when things are not peaceful outside. Make this the day that you accept the peace of God.

Self-Examination

1. Think about how a winter morning looks to you on the weekend, when you can rest and simply look at it through your window compared to how it looks to you, when you have to stand at a bus stop or walk through it to get to your job.

List two or three ideas that come to mind, when you compare this to how God can give us peace in the midst of bad situations.


2. On a scale of one to five, where five means you are doing great and no further action is needed, how would you grade your living by this principle (i.e., accepting the peace of God)?

If your grade is under four, what are you going to do to improve in this area?



Prayer

Awesome and peace giving God, the One who is able to both move the storms of my life and give me peace in the storms that keep on raging, it is to You that I pray.

Thank You for how You offer peace in the midst of my bad situations. I confess that there are too many times that I have ignored Your peace. Please forgive me and help me to live according to Your will. In Jesus’ name, amen.




Related Articles and Devotionals -

- 7 Keys for Dealing With Negative People

- 7 Keys for Dealing With Manipulative People

- 7 Keys for Dealing With Mean People

- It Is What It Is, Until It Changes

- The Power of Example

- Patience Instead of Folly








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