The peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts.—Phil. 4:7.
Pray, and then you will receive the peace of God. But notice that
“the peace of God . . . surpasses all understanding.”
What does that mean?
Some translators render this expression “surpasses all our dreams” or “excels all human planning.”
Paul was, in effect, saying that “the peace of God” is more wonderful than can be imagined. So although from a human viewpoint we may not see a way out of our problems, Jehovah does, and he can do the unexpected. (2 Pet. 2:9)
How can we face challenges and still retain “the peace of God”?
It is by maintaining a good relationship with our God, Jehovah. Such a relationship is possible only “by means of Christ Jesus,” who offered his life as a ransom sacrifice. The provision of that ransom is yet another one of the amazing works of our Father. Jehovah uses the ransom to cover our sins, enabling us to have a clean conscience and draw close to him. — John 14:6; Jas. 4:8; 1 Pet. 3:21. w17.08 10 ¶7; 12 ¶15
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Vrede van God alle begrip te boven gaand
French version / Texte on Français: La Paix de Dieu, qui surpasse toute pensée