Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.   Philippians 4:6-7
According to the scripture the peace of God, “which transcends all understanding,” is the harmony and calmness of body, mind, and spirit trusting in the power and grace of God.

Peace is used in scripture in different ways:

  • Described as a good relationship with God.
  • Described as a good relationship among people.

Sadly, the peace of God alludes many followers of Christ. The worries of the present, their convictions of their beliefs and, their uneasiness to trust all of God’s promises. Their relationship with God may be strained or lacking as they don’t trust Him to have the answers to their inner turmoil. Many look to governments, protest groups and even charmed candles or crystals seeking peace. They ignore or forget that God offers to give them the peace they need to live in a chaotic, rushed, and confusing world.  
Paul suggests that prayer will bring that harmony and calmness of body, mind, and spirit as we trust in the power and grace of God.
Do you believe in God’s sovereignty over the universe? Do you trust Jesus when He said He came to give us life to the full? Do you believe that by God’s grace, through Jesus’ shedding of His blood on the cross, we are forgiven and saved from eternal damnation and separation from God. Do you believe that when we place our trust in God and commit to being followers of Christ, we can face life’s turmoil with a confident assurance that God is with us. 
Take time this week to examine your commitment to God and pray asking that you can recognize any barrier interfering with that relationship. 
Seek God – find peace.