RENEWAL Devotional: Peace Beyond Understanding
Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital
Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” The peace of God which surpasses all understanding comes from trusting God. God’s peace is not a human form peace, as many have tried to obtain peace by abuse of drugs or other addictions. That is not peace. That is a false peace that only lasts as long as the effect of the substance. Compared to the peace of God, everything else falls short.
The best way to receive God’s supernatural peace, is to ask Him. God’s grace of peace will carry you through the toughest situations that you encounter. You are not alone, and do not have to carry your burdens alone. Many of us have the gift of peace through counseling, prayer, or just being a friend to someone in need. This kind of grace, allows us to depend on Christ to receive the peace that is beyond our human understanding.