Devotional For May 24, 2024

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭15‬

Paul exhorts all believers to allow the peace of God to rule in their hearts. This peace, which surpasses understanding, is not dependent on external circumstances but flows from a deep relationship with God and a posture of trust and surrender.

The peace of God is not merely the absence of conflict or turmoil; it is a deep-seated assurance that comes from knowing and trusting in God’s sovereignty and goodness. It is a peace that anchors our souls in the midst of life’s storms, enabling us to remain steadfast and secure in our faith.

But allowing the peace of God to rule in our hearts requires surrender. It means letting go of worry, fear, and anxiety, and instead, choosing to trust in God’s promises and provision. It means fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, and resting in His unfailing love and care.

As we cultivate a heart of peace, we are also called to cultivate a spirit of thankfulness. Gratitude is the natural outflow of a heart that is at peace with God and others. It shifts our focus from what is lacking to what is abundant, from what is broken to what is whole, and fills us with joy and contentment in every circumstance.

Is the peace of God ruling your heart?

Pray

Lord, thank You for the peace that surpasses understanding. Help me to surrender all my worries and fears to You and to allow Your peace to rule in my heart. Fill me with gratitude and thankfulness for Your abundant blessings. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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