by Nan Jones   @NanJonesAuthor

I read the following passage in the early hours of a troubling morn. The imagery spoke to me so clearly, strengthening me … giving me understanding. I knew I had to share it with you.

“There is a part of the sea known as ‘the cushion of the sea.’ It lies beneath the surface that is agitated by storms and churned by the wind. It is so deep that it is a part of the sea that is never stirred. When the ocean floor in these deep places is dredged of the remains of plant or animal life, it reveals evidence of having remained completely undisturbed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

“The peace of God is an eternal calm like the cushion of the sea. It lies so deeply within the human heart that no external difficulty or disturbance can reach it. And anyone who enters the presence of God becomes a partaker of that undisturbed and undisturbable calm.” ~ Arthur Tappan Pierson*

Isn’t that powerful?

I’m realizing that not only is the peace of God in me, but the God of peace is with me. His peace is mine. His peace is yours. Not as the world gives, but as our Father in heaven gives. Perfect peace. Complete peace. Freely given is His peace “lying so deeply within the human heart that no external difficulty or disturbance can reach it.” And His peace remains for the child of God, a deep cistern of calm in the midst of the fiercest storm.

Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” ~ John 16:33, Amplified Bible

The peace of the Lord is within us always because His Spirit dwells within us always. We need only to draw from its well.

 * Streams in the Desert, p. 395

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