Philippians 4:7 As in a fortress22-03-2023 - Posted by Hans
And the peace of God, that is superior to every frame of mind, shall be garrisoning your hearts and your apprehensions in Christ Jesus.
How easily can worries torment life. Due to illness or due to circumstances at home, in the family or at work. Or in the big world event. You name it. It is so human to be restless or depressed because of that.
In the above verse Paul does not write about the peace with God (as in Rom.5:1) but about the peace of God. That is the peace that God himself has. Where we may panic and think things are getting out of hand, there is One who has everything perfectly in His hand. Everything goes “according to the counsel of his will” (Eph.1:11) and nothing (!) just happens. Everything has a purpose. Of course, this truth is beyond any human understanding. Because the ocean just doesn’t fit in a thimble.
As soon as in my prayers and supplications I glorify God as GOD “with thanksgiving” (Rom.1:21), His peace will take possession of me. The peace of GOD will be like a fortress, in which all my thoughts and emotions have a safe shelter. Like a strong fortress within which nothing can happen to me!