“A heart at peace gives life to the body” (Proverbs 14:30).
Notice what the wise saying of Proverbs states, it’s a heart at peace, not a world at peace. Turmoil can be our ever constant surroundings, but peace can also be our ever constant core. As long as Jesus is the center of our heart, we can count on His promise to us, “And surely I am with you always, even to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20 b). This promise that Jesus gives us means we have all power and authority on our side.
There is no problem, no issue in life, and no circumstance that He cannot solve, settle, or sever. Our struggles may look like Goliath, but we are a replica of David who fights the battle because every battle is the Lord’s. The battles in life are not ours to own, they are only opportunities for us to see God’s glory revealed.
There is only a future of peace for those who live a life in total awe and fear of the Lord. Our hope is not cut off; we can rest assured that God will direct our path in the right way. From the left, to the right, from behind and in front, we will hear His voice coaxing, prompting and leading us in every step. Our job is to trust Him, not envy others and not fret because of our circumstances.
Faith = peace when we believe the promise that “faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1).
A strong faith is life to the body. The word life in our Proverb means to revive, sustain, and quicken. Death is the opposite of these three and death comes upon us when we lack the faith in the One and Only Power offered to us.
Life can certainly heave its blows, but faith in our God can revive us from them. Circumstances can sap us of life-giving nourishment, but faith in our God sustains us through these hard times. Sluggishness can dampen our stride when stress lays heavy on our shoulders, but faith in our God quickens our ability to progress and move forward. Faith is the most important aspect of our life on earth, for it allows our heart to be in total peace. Without faith we die a zombie death – we live, yet only as the walking dead.
My friends see every darkened path as an opportunity to have more faith in our God. Watch His power turn your darkness into light and your hopes into wings.