If this world could buy peace, it would become one of the most popular and expensive commodities. However, peace cannot be purchased, so there is a surge of fabricated peace that assures the anxious heart to take rest through self-medicating, busyness, or prosperity. This counterfeit peace reveals its fallacies after a few uses, but unaware of another remedy, people enter into a vicious cycle of trying to escape the cares of this world.

Jesus gives us hope, even through our trials. He declares,

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

We can have peace today because Jesus has overcome the world. Peace doesn’t come from perfect circumstances, a robust savings account, or straight A’s on your report card. Perfect peace is supernatural and flows from the throne room of God. When your life is being shaken, when your faith is tested, when you are grieving, there is hope. There is perfect peace that can pass your comprehension (Phil. 4:7).

Every fear and stress has to submit to the authority of God.

Today, we can have peace because Jesus has overcome the world and through Him we are overcomers.

Prayer: Jesus, I’m so thankful You have overcome the world. Today, I pray that You would help me be an overcomer over the many things that cause anxiety in my life. I worship You today and I’m so thankful for Your peace. 


Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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