Peace

Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!–Matthew 8:23-27 (NIV)

Do not be anxious about anything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.–Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

The Main Thing: The peace of God can be experienced on a daily basis, even in the midst of the storms, in our hearts and minds, and in our relationships, as we submit to His reign and trust in His character.

God wants us to experience His peace…
1.  In our hearts and minds

How do we experience His peace in our hearts and minds?

  • We rest in His reign
  • We trust in His character

2.  In our relationships