Fear or Peace?

black text on a white background with the words of Philippians 4:7 "And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
We don't have to live in fear when we have the peace of God living in us.
by Beeda Speis for Peace In The Stillness blog

We don’t have to live in fear because the peace of God dissipates fear. There isn’t enough space to have the two conflicting feelings going on at the same time. Either we’re resting in the peace of God, or we’re drowning in fear.

To illustrate this, I want to share a video I made at the beginning of the pandemic about the time when I discovered a lump. (If you watched it in 2020 when I originally posted it on Facebook, I’ve shortened it to about eleven minutes.)

If you follow me, and/or know me, you probably know I’m writing a book titled, “When God Gives Me Goosebumps.” I’m going to be sharing my personal “goosebump” moments as video testimonies, and eventually create an e-book of them to give away free to my email subscribers (hint, hint – form on the righthand side panel, or click here). I’m also going to be making how-to videos to help people quiet their minds enough to have these intimate moments with God. So, this is the first of many, hopefully. This is also the first video editing I’ve tried to do, so excuse how amateurish it is.

Today’s Bible verse should reassure us of God’s sovereignty and protection over our lives. It should allow us to live in peace instead of fear. Fear will always creep in, but it doesn’t have to be a constant in our lives. Rest in the Prince of Peace.

Bible Verse of the Day

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:7


Join me this week in praying with thanksgiving for God’s love and mercy. Pray that Christians all over the world focus on God alone and in so doing find that peace that only comes from a relationship with Jesus. Pray that peace shines through like a beacon in the storm for others to see and desire to have for themselves. Pray to be that light for Christ to the world.