Author of My Peace

Phillippians 4:7

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

A friend of mine recently sang on a worship CD produced by KingsGate Community Church. In particular, she was featured on a song called “Saviour, Healer.” You would do well to find it, listen to it, and buy it—you will surely be blessed. Some of the lyrics are:

Saviour, healer, my redeemer
Author of my peace
Perfect Father, like no other
Love that will not cease.

That second line caught my attention. I love to think of God as the author of my peace. The fact of the matter is that I cannot pen my own peace, no matter how hard I try, or how carefully I plan, or how vividly I dream. I don’t know what surprises are lurking around the next corner. I don’t know the challenges and trials that lie ahead for me and my family. So circumstances cannot be the source of my peace—they would produce a precarious peace at best.

But God does know every single detail of my life—from start to finish (and beyond). So He is the only one qualified to author my peace. So I find peace in knowing that no matter what I face—in turmoil, disappointment, and uncertainty—God is in control of my story. So as God orders my steps, may I claim His perfect and all-surpassing peace. And may the peace of God be also with you, today and every day.

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