In a world facing uncertain times, it’s more important than ever for God’s people to abide in His supernatural peace. We all want to know that everything is going to be OK, but sometimes that’s easier said than done.
Experiencing God’s peace can be difficult when life seems to be caving in and all hell is breaking out around you.
However, the apostle Paul provided an amazing secret to unshakeable peace: “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).
You see, peace comes in believing God’s promises and in trusting Him with your life. When your eyes are fixed on Him, peace will arise in your heart, and you will be filled with indestructible hope. Regardless of your circumstances, you can say as King David did, “I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved” (Psalm 16:8).
I love the story in Matthew 14:22-33 about Peter walking on the water. As long as his eyes were set on Jesus, Peter did just fine. But when he got distracted by the wind and waves around him, he began to sink!
Friend, perhaps you find your- self surrounded by wind and waves like Peter was. But remember: Jesus must always be your strength and confidence, your rock in times of trouble. Although He never promised that your life would be easy, He gave you this great promise: “Trusting Me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world” (John 16:33 MSG).
When you discover this great secret – keeping your eyes on Jesus in every situation – you will experience peace that “surpasses all understanding” (Philippians 4:6-7). Instead of sinking, you’ll be able to walk on water!
Ben Cerullo has been named by Charisma Magazine as one of the “30 Emerging Voices” who will lead the church in the next decade. His ministry carries a powerful anointing and prophetic message. Traveling extensively, both domestically and internationally, he has spoken in more than 27 nations. God continues to use him to reach people with the Gospel, confirming His Word with signs following.