This week, we turn our attention to the Holy Spirit giving us the peace of Christ. The Scriptures call Jesus the prince of our peace (Is 9), but later go further to explain that Jesus Christ himself has become our peace (Eph 2). Too often we think that peace exists only as the absence of struggle or rests only on our understanding how and when God will resolve our anxieties. So, when our circumstances feel uncertain, we think our peace is in jeopardy. But the Holy Spirit has more for us.
Philippians 4 tells us that anxiety is cut off in the midst of our struggle by the peace of entrusting ourselves to God and trusting him personally to take care of the how and when in his own wisdom.
“Don’t be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God - which is better than all understanding – will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4