Peace Beyond Human Understanding

Peace Beyond Human Understanding, Quirks and Pearls, Ndukwe Odinakachukwu

Yesterday, I woke up with a heavy heart. I was thinking about a lot of things, including past mistakes and decisions I have to make. I felt like running away from all that bothered me but that of course wasn’t possible. All these were in my mind, even up until noon and sometimes I almost felt like crying (you know those times when you want to cry but you tell yourself, no, you can’t cry naw). All I could ask God was to help me, give me peace, that’s all I was saying.

Somehow, God heard me. In the afternoon, still with all these in my heart, I decided to write down what exactly was giving me so much worry. Perhaps if I analyze it properly, it won’t be so bad and probably I can bring up reasonable solutions (that was the logical side of me speaking). So I started typing it all on my phone. Still writing, the Holy Spirit started speaking to me. It became more like a conversation but on a paper (in this case, on my phone). He let me know a lot of things and I was assured of who God is and His promises to me. Immediately, I felt so much better. Like I had no care in the world, I was uplifted, it felt so good, still does.

Later in the night, I remembered a scripture. Philippians 4: 6 – 7.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6‭-‬7 (NIV) 

I started thinking of verse 7. “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus“. KJV puts it this way “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus“. Good News Bible (GNB) even explains it so well “And God’s peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.”

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There’s a peace God gives. It transcends, passes, is beyond all understanding.

It’s the kind of peace you have when all is not well with you, but you are calm, like everything is OK.

It’s the kind of peace you have when it looks like you are in trouble, but you are just calm, unburdened.

It’s the kind of peace those who were persecuted or threatened had that made them keep on doing God’s work.

It’s the kind of peace only God gives.

No one understands it, you might not even understand it yourself, but it’s there. Peace.

That peace is available, you just got to ask God.


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  1. Alexpearls said:

    That’s the God we serve, He gives peace that is Incomprehensible

    January 8, 2018
  2. SOMGOLIBE said:

    This is so beautiful… It’s well with you, Love❤

    Thanks for the other day at the blog, I really appreciate❤❤

    January 8, 2018
  3. ???Thank you Nakas! You should listen to this song “Peace be Still” by The Belonging Co ft. Lauren Daigle

    January 8, 2018
    • Aww, thanks Deshi for the song recommendation. I appreciate it so much. I’ll listen to it this night.

      January 8, 2018
  4. koz said:

    Praise God for him being Got

    January 9, 2018
  5. He is God by Himself and there’s no argument. I refer to Him as “The perfect peace over every troubled waters”. Whenever I feel down or sad, the Holy spirit reminds me of his peace and the name I mentioned and immediately every becomes alright even when I can’t see it physically but I just know everything is alright because He’s involved.
    Thanks Pearl, this is lovely. Everything is going to be just fine. You are not and will never be alone.

    January 10, 2018
    • Oh thank you dear. Your comment is so uplifting. BTW, you can call me Nakas. That’s my nickname, coined from my name, Odinakachukwu.

      January 10, 2018
      • You are igbo? Cool. I am igbo too. You can call me Uzor (uzochukwuamaka). Thanks dear for sharing. Keep writing your heart out.

        January 10, 2018
        • Yep, proudly Igbo. You have such a nice name.

          January 10, 2018
  6. Sim said:

    Peace that we can’t understand is what God gives.
    It is well.

    January 11, 2018
  7. Lots of wishes for new year and your flourishing blog . Its something awesome I have discovered!!!!

    January 12, 2018

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