Jesus talked a lot about not worrying. He actually told his followers that he would give us His peace. Later, the Apostle Paul would write: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6, 7 NLT)
He makes it sound so simple, doesn’t He?
But why is peace so important?
Here is an image to ponder: a crystal clear lake, no wind on the water, completely still. Above the lake is this amazing sno-capped mountain. The lake, because of its stillness, perfectly reflects the amazing mountain above it.
I’ve decided that one of my life’s missions is to reflect the glory of God. But if I allow the circumstances (wind) around me to control my internal barometer, then there is no chance I will reflect God’s majesty. Tranquility, stillness, a confidence, all enable people to see God’s goodness in my life. They can see Him. And in a world that is full of turmoil and anxiety, the people of God who experience God’s peace, are like a beautiful, completely still lake, offering hope and a reflection of a better life.