God’s peace acts as an umpire in our lives (Colossians 3:15).


The Greek word that was translated “keep or Guard” here, is “PHROUREO,” (froo·reh·o/) and it means “to be a watcher in advance, i.e. to mount guard as a sentinel (post spies at gates)” (Strong’s Concordance).

If we will condition ourselves to always walk in peace, God’s peace will protect us. Anytime we begin to lose our peace, we should step back and see what we are thinking on.

This peace doesn’t just happen, but in context, it is a result of praying about everything and casting our cares over on the Lord.We have to have faithin what Jesus has done (Philippians 3:9, Galatians 2:16).

Isaiah 53:3–7 (AMPC) says, “He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief andsickness; and like One from Whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or have any esteem for Him. Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. [Matt. 8:17.] But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole. All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord has made to light upon Him the guilt and iniquity of us all. [I Pet. 2:24, 25.] He was oppressed, [yet when] He was afflicted, He was submissive and opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth.”

It’s possible to live worry free! 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”

We need to believe in what Jesus did for us concerning our emotions. Don’t allow situations or people to live “rent free” in your mind. Jesus has given you the ability to not allow one person or one circumstance to lose your cool or worry.

- Pastor