Obtaining Perfect Peace from God
First of all, God can only do the miracle of giving us perfect peace in our souls when we focus our minds steadfastly upon Him and Him alone. Then when we do this, there is just no room left within our minds to think about anything else, so we reach peace.
Isaiah 9:6 - For a Child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us….And His name will be called….Prince of Peace.
Revelation 19:13 - ….His (Jesus) name is called The Word of God.
Hebrews 13:5b (AMP) - ….for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not! [I will] not!! [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake you nor let [you] down (relax My hold upon you)!!!
Romans 8:15 - 39 - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword?.....Neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come nor height nor depth nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Third, with these verses and thoughts in mind, consider this; If we stay our minds upon anything other than Jesus Christ and / or His word we cannot possibly reach perfect peace! Why? Because any other things may be taken from us at any time so they are just not reliable to give us perfect peace. They may seem to be reliable for temporary peace but never for perfect peace!
Therefore, the fact is that it is only something that cannot be taken from us that can be relied upon to give us perfect peace. That’s why our starting verse above tells us to stay our minds only upon our eternal God (and by implication, His eternal word)! He and His word cannot be taken from us, no matter what! So that means that only He and His word can give us perfect peace.
And in the]fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”
Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, so he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind stopped.
So when we focus our minds upon Jesus Himself or on these passages of Scripture or on any other passages of Scripture for that matter, there will be no room in our minds for any upsetting thoughts whatsoever about any of our problems and we will be able to settle into the perfect peace over which the Lord Jesus Christ is Prince.
If unsettling thoughts do come back into our minds, then we simply overcome them by resisting them with repeated applications of the above practical procedure and we keep on repeating it until those thoughts leave us for good!