Apostle Grace Lubega
John 20:19 (KJV); Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
The peace of God is meant to reassure and settle your heart. It operates from inside you. When your heart is settled, then YOU can deal with what is on the outside.
What does this mean?
In our theme scripture, the disciples of Jesus Christ were faced with a storm. This storm was the mob of Jews who were witch-hunting them for their association with Jesus.
When the Lord appeared in their midst, He did not seek to calm the storm on the outside. He could easily have done so if He so wished, but He did not.
He was more interested in calming the storm in them so that they could deal with the storm outside their doors. Thus He declares, “Peace be unto you.”
Oftentimes, when people are struggling with difficult circumstances, they want God to deal with those issues, even when they are anxious and unsettled.
That is not how God works. He wants to calm the storm in you so that you can calm the storm outside.
When you are at peace, you have the power to speak to cancer to leave your body. When your spirit is rested, you have the boldness to put your ministry in order. When your heart is settled, then you can tame anything around you. That is the essence of the peace of God.
FURTHER STUDY: Philippians 4:7, Isaiah 26:3
GOLDEN NUGGET: The peace of God is meant to reassure and settle your heart. It operates from within. When your heart is settled, then YOU can deal with what is on the outside.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this knowledge. Thank You for your peace that surpasses all understanding. I embrace it as my portion in Jesus Christ. I am a rested spirit. Because I am at peace, I have the ability to calm any storm in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.