Scripture Reading: John 14:27“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Peace is essentially the absence of trouble. You might look calm on the outside, but you know when your soul has lost its peace; there is a restlessness within that you can do nothing about. You know what it is like to be at peace and you have lost that experience. Because you are a child of God, I pray that God will restore His peace to you today.
The source of peace is the love of God, the presence of the Holy Spirit of God in you. This Spirit of peace will say to you, no matter what storm is raging in your life, “Peace be still.” Our Lord Jesus is the source of peace and He assures us of this in John 14:27. The Holy Spirit’s peace, the peace that passes all understanding, is what we desire today.
Peace is obtained by faith. I pray that you will pursue it. Are you troubled? Accept the Word of the Lord in John 14:27. The Lord Jesus said He has given His peace to you. So what brings about turmoil and creates an absence of peace? Disobedience causes it; willful sinning takes it away. Even when you are not caught but know you have done something wrong, you can feel that your peace is gone. O Father, deliver us from willful sin and disobedience that takes away our peace.
If you are going through turmoil, if you have lost your peace through disobedience, pray that God will forgive you and restore your peace.
Sometimes when we lose our peace and our soul is agitated, it is God waking us up to a situation in our spirit-man; not necessarily because of disobedience. You can lose your peace internally because God is trying to wake you up to something of which you are not yet conscious.
Get on your knees and pray, “I do not know what it is but my inner peace has been shaken. I should be calm and collected as a child of God; I should not be agitated by anything, Lord, what is the matter? Why have I lost my peace? I bring it before you.”
Peace is lost when God is ringing an alarm bell to wake you up to something. Get on your knees, pray and sing, and you will discover that peace comes because peace is your portion. I pray that God will restore the peace like a river to you; that God will bring to your life the perpetual state of His peace in your spirit. We pray for the restoration of peace.
Living in a state of fear can also take away your peace. Beloved, do not be afraid. There is nothing to fear because “greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world,” 1 John 4:4. The things you are afraid of are afraid of you. May God in His mercy give you a revelation of the necessity of peace, and if you have lost your peace, may it be restored to you today in the name of Jesus.
Beloved, the peace of God is only available to those who have given their lives to Jesus. It is only available to a child of God. If you have never given your life to Jesus, pray with me now, “Dear Lord Jesus, I ask that you come into my life. I surrender my life to you. I desire your peace. Bless me with that peace in Jesus’ name.”
If you are already born again, but you know your peace is gone, I pray that God will give you the grace to have a restoration of your peace by prayer, by praise, by assessing yourself and discovering what you ought to do to bring back that peace.
May the awesome peace of God be with you in Jesus’ name.