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God, thank You for the peace You've made available to us through Jesus Christ. Teach us to cultivate that peace and to walk in it every day.

In a world seemingly gone mad, is peace attainable? Can we, as people of God, walk in peace when chaos and fear seem to loom on every side? Yes, we can. I’ve seen it happen in my own life. And Jesus has left us His peace: a peace so powerful that we can’t even understand it. That peace is available to us every single day — and yet it is most amazing when it shows up on those days when we absolutely need it to enable us to make it through. Let me share the memory of such a day with you.

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It was early morning. I was sitting in my chair, reading my Bible, worship music playing softly in the background. I was involved in my daily routine when I suddenly heard God speak plainly: “I have commanded peace on you.”

I laid my Bible on my lap and listened, giving God my full attention. He repeated: “I have commanded peace on you.”

My first thought was about the battles I have faced this year; it seems like they are never ending. Peace, I thought, would be good, especially a commanded peace from an Almighty God. I rested in the words He spoke to me. Every few hours during that day, He spoke those words over me: “I have commanded peace on you.”

Several hours later, I was sitting in the passenger’s seat headed up the mountain as my daughter, Breanne, drove. I listened as my granddaughter, Brailee, chattered excitedly about her upcoming riding lesson and horse shows. Still, every few minutes that phrase ran through my mind: “I have commanded peace on you.”

About 30 minutes into Brailee’s lesson, I walked back down the hill to sit in the Jeep for a few minutes. Suddenly, I heard an odd noise. I opened the door of the Jeep to go see what was going on. At that very moment, Ruby, the horse Brailee had been riding, came bolting past me — and I knew immediately that something was very wrong. This is a horse Brailee has trained on for years, since she was 5 years old. Ruby is always mild-mannered, nothing like what I was seeing now.

I ran to the arena to find Brailee on the ground, her mom holding her. “What happened??” I asked.

I learned that the horse had begun bucking wildly, eventually throwing Brailee off. Still bucking, she had stepped on Brailee’s leg. Brailee looked at me and said: “Nana, I can’t see. Will I ever be able to see again?” She then said: “I can’t feel my arm!”

My eyes met Breanne’s; she called Brailee’s dad, who is an EMT. We got Brailee into the vehicle and started down the mountain, with the child repeating that she couldn’t see, or feel her arm. After a few minutes we were instructed to call an ambulance and get her stabilized. Which we did. Before I knew it, we were headed for the children’s trauma hospital, an hour away.

The hours that followed were difficult, full of tests and x-rays, with dozens of medical personnel about. Yet, through it all, I never panicked. Some of the things were hard to hear, but I never once lost my peace.

That day, I experienced the peace of God as I had never experienced it before. The hospital visit lasted many hours. Thankfully, miraculously, nothing was broken, there was no permanent damage at all. God is so good. Late that night, we brought Brailee home, exhausted and sore, but home, with her sight intact and the feeling back in her body.

What I learned that day is that when you really tap into His peace, it is an amazing peace. Just as the Bible says, it is a peace that passes all understanding — a peace so deep that you can’t even understand how you are walking in it.

That is what is available to us, all of us, every single day of our lives. We do not need to hear God say: “I have commanded peace on you” — He has already commanded peace on us.

“Peace, I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27).

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You (Isaiah 26:3).

Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all (2 Thessalonians 3:16).

My friends, God’s peace is available to all of us. It is already ours for the taking. It’s up to us to choose to walk in it. With wars and rumors of war surrounding us; with new variants of COVID running through our cities; with many facing fears of famine; with extremely high utility prices; and with violence running rampant across our land. In days like these, peace is not an option, it is an absolute necessity. Not just any peace, but God’s peace — that very same peace that Jesus Himself walked in. That is what He has left us. Let’s pray!

Father, we thank You for the finished work of the cross. We thank You for the peace that Jesus left us — His peace. Holy Spirit teach us to walk daily in this peace. Show us the way to cultivate this peace in our lives. Help us to draw from the peace of Christ, regardless of what we are walking through. Today we declare with Christ that He has commanded His peace upon us, and that we are now walking in the fulness of that peace. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Kim Potter is a writer and the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to thousands of people all around the world. Her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, in Charisma Magazine, and on Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com. Kim’s message is one of hope. She speaks to the hearts of those who have grown discouraged or disappointed by the circumstances of life, to impart hope. Her daily inspirational writings are available at ANewThingMinistries.com. Photo Credit: PublicDomainArchive/pixabay.

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Grant Windholz
November 25, 2023

Peace is only through you our Heavenly Father! It’s the Holy Spirit that’s in the heart, mind and soul 💛!!

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Mary Beth
November 25, 2023

Yes, Kim – the peace He gives is precious indeed!! It is truly beyond our understanding, and guards our hearts and minds in Yeshua.

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Blanca
November 25, 2023

I pray and declare that there is peace like a river over following from the inner wells of GOD’S Almighty fountains of love: as an old song: let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me: let there be peace on earth as it was meant to be :with GOD as our FATHER brothers all are we. (That many will come to see the prince of peace: JESUS) and bow their knees and receive that peace with joy unspeakable,by the power of the HOLY Spirit.in JESUS name.

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