A beautiful 19th Century hymn written by W.D. Cornell speaks of a peace that comes from God.
The words of “Wonderful Peace” are comforting:
Far away in the depths of my spirit tonight
Rolls a melody sweeter than psalm;
In celestial strains it unceasingly falls
O’er my soul like an infinite calm.
Peace! Peace! Wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above;
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray,
In fathomless billows of love.
What a treasure I have in this wonderful peace,
Buried deep in the heart of my soul,
So secure that no power can mine it away,
While the years of eternity roll!
I am resting tonight in this wonderful peace,
Resting sweetly in Jesus’ control;
For I’m kept from all danger by night and by day,
And His glory is flooding my soul!
How I long for a life of peace! It’s not so easy to accomplish. So many things get in the way . . . work, traffic, house payments, issues that demand our constant attention. And then there are the more serious robbers of peace like illness, pain, grief . . . The list could go on and on.
And yet we have a definite promise found in Scripture:
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” – John 14:27 (KJV)
I want to move closer to the kind of life that ensures that my heart is not troubled and afraid. It’s a promise I want to claim for my life. And it’s time for me to enjoy God’s wonderful peace. I hope it’s time for you, too.