Peace has overtime been described as a state of rest and harmony, a period free from war, discord or strife. More often than not, we tend to see peace as a time of total comfort, away from every form of anxiety and worry. Yet, this is not a true summation of what peace really means.

Seeing through God’s eye, peace is possessing rest even in the face of raging storm. It is been rest assured of God’s divine presence right there in the eye of the storm. This means, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, we can still hold our peace.

Here is how God assures us;

Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name, you’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end Because I am GOD, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your savior. I paid a huge price for you … That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you! I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you. So don’t be afraid: I am with you.

(Isaiah 43:2-5)

As human beings, peace is one of our most desired and highly prized need. We desire to be at rest, free from fret and turmoil. We so much long to enjoy peace within ourselves and throw off every garbage of concern.

However, we often find this venture very difficult to undertake because we are clouded each and everyday with news that makes us jittery. We find it hard to take God by His word and rest in His promises, we refuse to trust Him wholeheartedly, Thus, we meet a brick wall in our quest to possess this priceless treasure: Peace.

The scripture encourages not to make worry our daily business;

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It is wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

(Philippians 4:6-7)

What then must we do?

We must seek first to have peace with God. When we have peace with God, we then can be justified and free from guilt. Having peace with God should give us peace within, yet, this inner peace often eludes us because we aren’t trusting in the Father’s ability to take care of us. We would look rather for human measures left, right and centre to protect ourselves and keep from harms way than heed simple instructions, which stems from the Spirit of God.

In order to experience true peace, we must come rather to the place of admittance; letting the Father know our deepest fears and concerns, telling Him to walk with us through it all. When we arrive at this juncture, God’s Spirit quickens us and helps us on our journey. He gives us His undiluted peace which is beyond our comprehension, He keeps our minds at rest and tells us as He has always done, ” Fear not, I am with you”.

You too can have God’s peace. Just trust Him with everything in you.

Keep Living Strong.

Lots of Love,

Omotola Ajayi.