Scripture: from verse 15
let the shalom (peace) which comes from the Messiah be your heart’s decision-maker
Observation: Following God’s way brings peace. When we allow God to do the worrying for us, and we tell Him about our problems instead of allowing them to overwhelm us, He gives us peace that passes understanding (Phil 4:6-7). Therefore, if we aren’t at peace, something is wrong.
The something can be a lot of things, of course. God has a lot of work to do in us, rooting out old guilt and anger and debt and fear. And it takes time. But even with all that, we can move towards what gives us peace. We can learn to look for God’s peace in our hearts and recognize it and follow it.
Application: Learn to notice God’s peace.
Prayer: Yeshua, thank you for giving us peace (John 14:27). Help me to follow your peace and not be anxious about things I can’t control. Help me to allow you to handle what I can’t. Amen.