Do not worry 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 surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, 4 who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
A couple of years ago (2011) I had my second miscarriage. To say that I was devastated is an understatement: I was a wreck, emotionally and physically. I had fought so hard to keep that baby and still lost. Walked in the hospital pregnant, left unpregnant (is that even an English word) and without a child ???
May we dwell in unity, peace and liberty
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Liberty which denotes freedom can only be achieved in an atmosphere of peace. However, there are two different types of peace as we can see from John 14:27 – Peace that God gives, and peace that the world gives. The peace that God gives proclaims liberty regardless of prevailing circumstances – war, famine, disease, hate, fear, lack, bad governance and all that characterizes the fallen world. The peace that the world gives is elusive, because it is the absence of war, famine, disease, hate, fear, lack, bad governance yet this are the hallmarks of a fallen world.
The peace of God is a transcending peace, it is a peace that is irrespective of happenings all around us. That peace leads to liberty, to freedom. Freedom to worship God and freedom to trust in Him despite all that is happening around us screaming and tagging at our hearts to faint, to fear, to lose hope to go down the path of depression. That is the peace we ought to be praying from our God the creator of all, the peace that guarantees liberty that can never to taken away from us.
This peace is only accessed through Jesus Christ, who is The Way, The Truth and The Life – No one comes to the Father (the giver of peace and liberty) excerpt through Jesus Christ. Do you know Him?
O God of all creation, may you grant us peace and liberty. The peace that you give, the peace that passes all human understanding, the peace that leads to eternal liberty and rest. Reveal yourself, even this very minute Father through your Son Jesus Christ to all those who do not yet know you and desire to know you giver of life eternal and peace everlasting. In Jesus Name, Amen