This Scripture teaches that God can lead you to a place where you are not anxious about anything you will face, a peace that will allow you to lay yourself down and really rest and sleep at night. You know, anybody can lie down, but the question is, “Can you really sleep soundly?”
The psalmist said, “I lay down and slept”, Psalms 3:5. He said he was able to do this even though he was surrounded by enemies who would like to kill him, and he was facing many difficulties and trials. He said he could sleep in spite of all of this because he trusted in the Lord. He believed the Lord was with him and looking after him.
Some of us are facing multiple burdens in our lives right now and are trying desperately to find leverage and peace. Finances, loss of a job or layoffs, marriages that are failing, illnesses or facing a cancer diagnosis or your loved one, death of a loved one and so much more.
In order to understand the word Peace as individuals and as christians, we need to experience God’s peace personally. We need to face our own circumstances. It’s also important if we’re going to be a witness for Jesus Christ in the world, to remember the world is watching! They want to see if we have something they don’t when the going gets tough.
In the Book of Philippians chapter 4, verses 6 and 7, God’s Word tells us, “Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
As overwhelming your situation may be at this point, pray with all your heart and give God your burden and fears. The Bible is not teaching that the very thing that you fear will not take place; rather, what the Bible is teaching is that God will keep your heart and your mind in a state of peace whatever happens. It is a supernatural peace God gives that calms you, quiets you, assures you He is still in control. That is the victory Christians have: that whatever we face, we can live above the circumstances in peace, even while we are going through them.