God doesn’t want your Christian walk to be at a standstill. We must learn to go forward–even in the middle of a storm. But don’t just go through any kind of way. Go through the storm FULL of peace.
- Mark 4:35-41 New King James Version – 35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”
Learn to value peace more than material things. Jesus rested in the storm and was full of peace. Because He was full of peace, He could speak peace and influence the environment. Jesus is the Prince of Peace. AND, Jesus is the Word of God. Speak the Word of God and watch peace change the atmosphere.
- John 14:27 New King James Version – Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Jesus gave us HIS PEACE so we could use it. We must learn to value what Jesus died to give us. The world offers a cheap imitation of peace. The world says you can have peace by your banking account, through life insurance, through a good job or relationship. But all those things can fail. Jesus is eternal and all things are in His hand. When we are in Christ, we have true lasting peace that can never fail. That’s why the Bible tells us it is better to trust God than man.
- Isaiah 26:3 New King James Version – You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
Don’t lose your peace. Make a decision to choose peace. Peace in the Old testament is listed 400 times. Peace is something everybody wants but few seem to find. Peace is harmony, security
There is coming a time when people believe the world is peaceful and secure, but there will be sudden destruction.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 New King James Version – For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape