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How to Find Peace in Life’s Storms

When mariners describe a tempest that no sailor can escape, they call it a perfect storm. Not perfect in the sense of ideal. But perfect in the sense of combining factors. All the elements, such as hurricane-force winds plus a cold front plus a downpour of rain, work together to create the insurmountable disaster. The winds alone would be a challenge; but the winds plus the cold plus the rain? The perfect recipe for disaster.

You needn’t be a fisherman to experience a perfect storm. All you need is a layoff plus a recession. A disease plus a job transfer. A relationship breakup plus a college rejection. We can handle one challenge . . . but two or three at a time? One wave after another, gale forces followed by thunderstorms? It’s enough to make you wonder, Will I survive?

The Peace of God

Paul’s answer to that question is profound and concise. “The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:7).

As we do our part (rejoice in the Lord, pursue a gentle spirit, pray about everything, and cling to gratitude), God does his part. He bestows upon us the peace of God. Note, this is not a peace from God. Our Father gives us the very peace of God. He downloads the tranquility of the throne room into our world, resulting in an inexplicable calm. We should be worried, but we aren’t. We should be upset, but we are comforted. The peace of God transcends all logic scheming, and efforts to explain it.

A Gift of God

This kind of peace is not a human achievement. It is a gift from above. “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).

Jesus promises you his vintage of peace! The peace that calmed his heart when he was falsely accused. The peace that steadied his voice when he spoke to Pilate. The peace that kept his thoughts clear and heart pure as he hung on the cross. This was his peace. This can be your peace.

Find the Peace of God

Find something that helps you to feel God’s peace throughout the day. Play soft music, light a scented candle, or hang a favorite verse on the wall. When you notice your reminder, take a deep breath and thank God for His strong and steady hand in all things.

For additional reading please see: Deuteronomy 31:30—32:52

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Content in this post taken from The Lucado Encouraging Word Bible. The Lucado Encouraging Word Bible is designed to encourage believers along their journey with the Lord. Max Lucado’s warm, conversational style ensures that the marginal notes, short articles, and various study tools meet you where you are, providing encouragement and insight. This Bible will strengthen you as you follow the included reading plan and incorporate this Bible into your daily devotional life. The 30-day study guide will help you jumpstart this practice. This Bible will help you as a believer, and with Pastor Lucado’s gentle yet powerful notes, it’s a beautiful gift for your non-believing friends and family who could use some encouragement with Scripture.

27 comments on “How to Find Peace in Life’s Storms

  1. May the world be free from disease

  2. Kendra says:

    I’m so glad I read this. Thank you

  3. Florence Rankine says:

    OUR GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME AMEN AMEN HALLELUJAH ❤️✝️❤️✝️✝️

    1. Megan says:

      Peace in my relationship status and yet another move.

    2. Rubino maxwell says:

      Yes our God is good all the time!and I like to say our God is Go d all the time. He is the God of good!

  4. Cynara Wilson says:

    Awesome reading, that gives peace and encouragement. It’s a blessings to read such good inspirations.

  5. Ragini singh says:

    It fills my heart.. So blessed

  6. Fred Berko Yeboah says:

    God Richly Bless You for your impact to our generation through insight and understanding you bring in the ‘Word of GOD’. This helps to stay inclined to what God has promised and our duty and role as HIS servants. Am Blessed and grateful to God for your life and ministry. Stay Blessed and keep increasing in His Anointing. Amen!

    1. vimbai says:

      Amen

  7. Chloe says:

    This came at the right time! Glad I answered the call and read it when it appeared in my email.

    1. Solani says:

      Thank God for this email, it helped me a lot. It came at the right time and I feel comforted.

  8. Sifoa. M says:

    Love ❤️ it , if you are a child of God , this peace is yours . John 14:27 , it was Jesus’s gift to his disciples giving assurance that regardless what’s going on in the world, we can be at peace ✌️ because it came from Jesus. It’s true peace ✌️

  9. Tumi. says:

    Good reading. It feels me and gives me peace and encouragement.

  10. Annmarie says:

    I’m glad I read this message it’s exactly what I needed to hear. Knowing that God is the one that gives us the peace we’re seeking especially in this time. May the blessings of the Lord continue to keep you
    Amen

  11. Kwamekwakye says:

    May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ the love of God and the fellowship of Holy Spirit be with us now and forever. AMEN

  12. Janet Remington says:

    Thank you for sending me this email, I believe that it’s no coincidence I received it. I am going to purchase the Lucado Encouragement Word Bible. I know that is God’s plan and purpose for my life, thank you, God bless

  13. Annette Allen says:

    Thank you for this encouraging inspiration in this difficult time for all.

  14. Danny Ranchez says:

    We can only find peace if we let go our anxieties and allow God to work His plans for you.

  15. Noreena says:

    Definitely came at the right time. Thank u so much it blessed me

  16. Jennifer Loving says:

    This article is really needed right now. Thank you and God bless you.

  17. Jim says:

    The peace (Shalom) of God is supernatural. It comes when we are committed to seeking His face, dwelling in His presence (Psalm 91). It is God’s promise that He loves to bestow on His children. But….soft music, lighting a candle are natural means of trying to attain a supernatural gift. It may seem to help but it will dissapoint. Follow Psalm 100 instead, God’s word never fails.

  18. Jim says:

    The peace (Shalom) of God is supernatural. It comes when we are committed to seeking His face, dwelling in His presence (Psalm 91). It is God’s promise that He loves to bestow on His children. Leave out the soft music, lighting a candle, follow Psalm 100 instead.

  19. Kat says:

    It gives me comfort to know Jesus is always with us, he will never leave or forsake us!

  20. Rhoda Adesanya says:

    Am bless thank you Jesus

  21. Stephen Ondato Musoma says:

    Wow Thank you for the article.I am humbled and grateful may God bless you

  22. Jeremiah Jah says:

    Awesome peaceful words for my day… Glory to the almighty God.

  23. Rekgopetswe mthimunye says:

    I think God today because I was wondering that how can I please God for am trying to be in the spirit but I could not like I don’t know God but today I have heard God bless you

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