May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.
May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
1 THESSALONIANS 5:23–24
He is the God of peace. He is peace when the bills pile up, He is peace when you receive a bad report from the doctor, He is peace when your hopes and dreams cave in, even if the world as we know it falls into destruction He is still our peace. Think about the author of this text. The Apostle Paul who was beaten with rods and put in stocks in Philippi, was stoned and left for dead in Galatia, was attacked and almost torn in two by a mob in Jerusalem, and suffered storms and shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea. He knew this God of peace who would minister comfort and rest to his soul in all circumstances. This is our God of peace Who is with us today to cover us in all things. Here are some thoughts from Andrew Murray from this passage.
“What a promise! One would expect to see all God’s children clinging to it, claiming its fulfillment! However, it seems as though many believers do not see the riches of the promises in this text as being for themselves. Just listen to what is written here.
God who gives peace. The peace spoken of here is the peace brought by the sacrifice on the cross, the peace that passes all understanding, a peace that only God can give. God, who gives peace, promises to make you devoted to Him in Christ and in the Holy Spirit. As if he knows that the riches of promises in the verse will be too much for us, Paul repeats and strengthens it in the second part of the verse: spirit, soul, and body: spirit, the inner core of one’s being, created to live in “fellowship with God; soul, the center of life; and body, the means by which sin and death got a foot in the door, but which was made alive in Christ.”
This God of Peace is with you today. What kind of state are you in. He is here and His presence is peace itself. Draw near, cast your cares on the Lord, soon you will find yourself wrapped in His supernatural peace that is bigger than all our troubles.