When People Try to Steal Your Peace
Romans 12, Ephesians 4
There is an expression we often hear “Someone or something stole my peace.” There is an unstealable peace that comes from God alone. We picture peace as a quiet place but in reality, peace can be found even in the midst of a storm. It is an interior peace, not based on exterior circumstances.
How do we find unstealable peace? 1 Peter 5:6-8
- Cast your anxieties on God and... We humble ourselves which means that we trust God and as a fisherman casts his rod, we cast our cares far away. ...be warned to watch out for the devil as he will try to steal your peace. He comes as a roaring lion to bring fear.
- Set your feet with peace and let God... Ephesians 6:10-15. In Paul’s day, Roman soldiers wore spiked shoes to enable them to set their feet and be ready for an attack from the enemy. Likewise, we need to set our feet with “the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace” so we may stand no matter what comes at us.
- ...the God of peace, grow you and make you more like Him. 1 Thessalonians 5:23: “May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming our Lord Jesus Christ.” Notice the order. Inner peace starts with the spirit and flows down to the soul and body.
Jesus promised true peace even in the midst of the storms of life. Fish don’t care about storms. The worse storms only go about 25 feet down in the ocean so fish just go deeper when storms come. What a lesson for us. When the storms of life come, just go deeper into God.