There’s only one way to experience an abiding peace that transcends circumstances. Faith is the foundation for living in God’s peace—an active, confident trust in His presence and power to sustain and comfort you, no matter the circumstance you face. There are, however, certain issues that can undermine our faith and rob us of our peace.
1. Sudden Fear—Some people are so accustomed to responding to every little dip and rise of life with fear and small doses of panic that they can’t even imagine there’s another way to respond.
2. The Enemy—We can be attacked by our enemy, the devil.
3. Sin—Peace and rebellion cannot co-exist.
4. Giving Up Peace—In times of crisis, we sometimes lay down our peace willingly.
5. Losing Focus
So “let not your heart be troubled” (John 14:27). Hold on to the peace that God gives, confident that He’s watching, directing, and caring for those who trust and believe in Him!