A prayer mentor of mine always counsels, “follow the peace.” And the reason he says that is because our God is NOT a God of confusion, but is a God of peace (1 Corinthians 14:33). I believe that our God often uses a lack of peace to teach us and to protect us. After all, the implication of Romans 8:6 is that if we do not have peace, we are not focusing on the things of the Spirit.

But let me remind you, even Paul said, “there are troubles without and there are fears within.” (see 2 Corinthians 7:5 below) The issue isn’t that you are somehow not godly if you have troubles and fears. The issue is, what do you do with them? Let me give you some counsel that comes straight from the Word of God. Do you want peace? Write at the top of a piece of paper the subject that is keeping you from peace, and then let the Lord show you what you can give thanks for, regarding that subject. You will experience a peace that COMPLETELY transcends your understanding (Philippians 4:6-7).

for God is not a God of confusion but of peace. . .

1 Corinthians 14:33a (NASB)

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Romans 8:6 (ESV)

. . . we were troubled in every way: conflicts on the outside, fears inside.

2 Corinthians 7:5b (HCSB)

Be anxious for nothing, 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 comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Going deeper into this subject:

I love to teach on Praise as I think it has become a lost art.

A short reminder of the wonderful-ness of praising. It brings peace.

You do not have to speak Spanish to see the peace that she now has with her husband, as SHE CHOSE to take some responsibility. Frankly, some responsibility that she was not planning to take.

Man Praying

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