Have you ever noticed how easy it is to lose your peace? Just drive in rush hour traffic for ten minutes and you’ll know what I mean. Between the driver who seems to be late for work and the driver who seems to have all the time in the world, our peace can be gone in an instant. So, what’s the solution? Well, you could yell yourself hoarse and bang your head on the steering wheel, but that won’t accomplish much. Also, Satan will have won because he has stolen your peace. The other option is to accept that you live in a fallen world and look to our Lord and Saviour for His peace in your life. The bible says that when we walk closer with God, He will walk closer with us. Look at Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV):
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You…”
Yes, there are things that we have to concentrate on. But what is going on in the background of your mind? Worry? Frustration? How about anger? When Satan is influencing someone or something to really push your buttons, are you aware of it? When someone cuts you off in traffic or really hurts you, does your mind rage or do you lean on your Lord and Saviour to help you keep your peace? Personally, I’m going to try to find a verse of God’s Word that I can think about when I feel my peace slipping away.
Child of God, will you continue to be deceived by Satan every time something threatens to steal your peace? Or, will you ask the Holy Spirit to help you increase your awareness of God’s presence in your life? Find bible verses that you can memorize and keep ready every time our enemy, Satan attacks you. God’s love will push away the darkness of this fallen world and give you peace that will surpass your understanding.