Does life feel stressful?
Some of these pictures look more peaceful than others, but in which of them is the peace of God found?
The Bible says that ‘God’s peace exceeds anything we can understand’ (Philippians 4.7) so why would we assume that his peace isn’t in every picture. His peace can be received as a gift, even in the most stressful situation. When Jesus said to his disciples ‘my peace I give to you’ it was shortly before he was arrested. He gives them a gift of peace as they faced the biggest challenge and stress of their lives, but did they receive it?
Philippians 4 goes on to say that ‘his peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus’ and when I read this, an image of a nightclub bouncer comes to mind. We feel stress and anxiety at times but will we also receive God’s peace…
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