Peace is the state of
quietness and confidence under all circumstances.
the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness
quietness and assurance for ever. Isaiah 32:17.
FOR THE DAY: Peace is the state of quietness and confidence under all
In our previous study, we established that many people have one
form of misconception or the other of what peace is all about. They try to do
many things in a desperate quest for peace and fulfilment to the detriment of
their souls. This is because they don’t know what peace is truly all about.
In our study today, we shall seek to understand what true peace
is all about. I will give you two definitions of peace from the Oxford Advanced
Learner’s Dictionary, and three other definitions based on Scriptures.
Now, what is peace?
Freedom from anxiety
The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines peace as
freedom from anxiety or distress; it is the state of tranquillity. So, when one
is said to be at peace, it means one is free from anxiety and distress.
Freedom from conflicts
The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary also defines peace as a
state or period in which there is no war or war has ended. It is freedom from
conflicts and crisis. When your life is free from crisis, we say that you are
Peace is the stability of heart and mind in the midst of
confrontation or adversity (Philippians 4:6-7).
To have peace is like having a feather that is unruffled in the
midst of crisis or storm. It is such stability of heart and mind in the midst
of confrontations or adversities that makes people wonder whether you are not
in the same world with them. It may be personal or generational confrontations.
Peace is a state of calmness and restfulness in the midst of
pressure or urgency (Philippians 4:6-7).
Peace gives you freedom from every form of tension. During the
construction of the Glory Dome, the international headquarters of Dunamis
International Gospel Centre, many people who came to see me at that time
wondered why I was so much at peace with such a massive construction going on.
It is called the peace of God that beats all understanding. Peace is the state
of calmness and restfulness in the midst of pressure. It is a state where you
are free from tensions and urgencies.
Peace is the state of quietness and confidence under all
Peace is the state of quiet assurance and confidence (Isaiah
32:17). There seems to be something you are confident in. Righteousness equals
peace, quietness and assurance. This means, peace equals quietness and
assurance. It is the state of quiet assurance and confidence under all
circumstances. When you experience peace, you cannot be recruited into the
generational panic and fear that everyone experiences.
Beloved, God shall give you peace by all means in Jesus Name (2
Remember this: Peace is the state of quietness and confidence
under all circumstances.
Make up your mind to live an anxiety or stress-free life.
Ask God for the stability of your heart and mind in all
Maintain a state of calmness and restfulness in the Lord
regardless of the situation of your life.
Lord, I ask that You make Your peace a reality in my life. Help me to maintain
calmness and quietness in all circumstances, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE PEACE OF GOD.
you are in bitterness, you cease to be in peace, and therefore, you are
deprived of all these things; you are deprived of health, prosperity, peace,
favour, completeness, soundness, quietness, wellness, happiness, friendliness
and it is such a limitation. Culled from “AM I BITTER?” by Dr Becky
READING: Amos 5-7.
FACT: Ants can go to war with rival colonies for weeks at a
DECLARATION/WORD: The peace of God that beats imagination overwhelms your
life today and going forward, in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the
Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria,
with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed
arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation,
healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities