Years ago I experienced a lack of peace, and by the time I settled to evaluate why I was not at peace, I came to this one conclusion; I did not focus on the word enough, instead, I allowed myself to drift away from God’s word and tried to engage my intellect to find the solution. Whilst processing the lack of peace, the Lord directed me to the text which we will be discussing. The Bible says, “You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character] because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation]. Read Isaiah 26:3 (AMP).
According to the Greek Word Study, Peace is a “condition of freedom from disturbance, whether outwardly, as of a nation from war or enemies or inwardly, as in the current context, within the soul. Peace implies health, well-being, and prosperity.” I say Peace is a state of being acceptable to God. It conveys the sense of an inner rest, well being and harmony.
The Greek word for Peace is Eirene from where we derive the word, “serene” (clear and free from storms or unpleasant change, stressing an unclouded and lofty tranquillity and “serenity“. Oh, I love this, pause. My Father, thank You for peace and tranquillity which surrounds me. Thank You that my environment is serene and untroubled, and for that my Father, I am grateful.
Someone might ask, is there anything like perfect peace? Yes, there is, depending on the source of your peace, hence Jesus saying, “I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” read John 14:27 (NLT).
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