When Christian believers come under attack, or experience excruciating difficulties, troubles, or painful stress, often there is a tendency to think that God’s peace has departed. Consider, however, it is simply a poisoned perspective that is disturbing your peace.
The perspective from which one looks at a situation has a great deal to do with how it plays out in your life. If you approach God’s promises from the angle of your individual efforts and abilities, you will only experience your personal sensory thoughts and results. On the other hand, if you look at those promises from the way God sees you, your thoughts and results align themselves with what God says. In regard to your peace it just a matter of a poisoned perspective disturbing what God has declared for you.
Isaiah 54:10, affirms, ” For the mountains shall depart, and the hills shall be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee “. Nevertheless, when trouble comes and you began confessing how bad it is and how anxious and disturbed you have become because of it’s presence, you poison your perspective, and abort this promise of peace God has given you.
Changing a poisoned perspective is merely a matter of confessing what God says about you in His word, and not being moved by the sensory temporal circumstances. Philippians 4:9, encourages, ” Those things, which you have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you “. Paul was concluding things to be thought of that assure our hearts of the “peace of God, which passes all understanding”. Such thoughts clear the mind of it’s poisoned perspective and makes certain that your peace will not be disturbed.
L. Jerome Jones