I was reading a new version (ERV) of this bible passage and it stated
(Philippians 4:7) And because you belong to Christ Jesus…
If I stopped right there, I would have said enough, because those words alone tell a story.
Because you belong to Christ Jesus …
Your sins are forgiven,
Your name is written in the Book of Life,
Your eternal home is heaven,
And while you live here on earth
Your comforter and helper is the Holy Spirit,
And your Father God watches over you.
But that’s my version. And since I am not here to change the Bible, the rest of the Holy Scriptures reads …
(Phil 4:7 continued). “God’s peace will stand guard over all your thoughts and feelings. His peace can do this far better than our human minds.” ERV
Another version states it this way “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” NIV
I’m not sure about you, but I need the peace of God. I need a sign on the doorpost of my mind that reads ‘peace be still’ to all the thoughts, fears, and worries of the day. I need a Savior that isn’t found in the whirling wind on the mountaintop, nor the thunderous roar of the ocean deep, but He is found in a still small voice that speaks – Peace!
I need Jesus.
my peace speaker.
my storm stopper.
my defender by day.
my watchman by night.
the bright morning star.
the sun at noon.
the still breeze in the evening.
peace in prosperity.
peace in pain.
the one and the only.
There is no other.
So when He said “I AM”,
He meant it.