Peace: How to Have Peace
“Do not be anxious about anything, 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 understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” -Philippians 4:6-9
Sometimes peace is hard to come by. Why is that? Our God is peace. Certainly we should always have it. It might be because we aren’t doing what Philippians 4:6-9 tells us to do.
1. Pray with thanksgiving.
God wants us to pray to him. This is where we talk to him and hear from him and experience him. When we come to him in prayer and focus on being thankful for who he is and what he’s done, then he’ll surround us with his peace.
2. Set your mind on these things
Paul gives us a list of things to practice setting our minds on. When we are focused on those things, we will find peace. Sure, it can be hard to think about these things, that’s why we have to practice these things. It won’t just come immediately. But it will come. God’s Word says it will.
So pray with thanksgiving and set your mind on the things of God and his supernatural peace will surround you, no matter what you’re going through.