Philippians 4:4-9, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 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. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
Lately, the Holy Spirit has been encouraging me to “hold fast to peace”. He brought my attention to the verses above. How do I hold fast to peace that passes human understanding? I focus on Him and do what is true and pure. And I rejoice in the Lord! If worry attacks, I put it away by prayer and petition with thanksgiving and remembering Whose I am and Who I serve! In this way, I can “hold fast to joy” and “hold fast to peace” no matter what circumstance or storm or trouble. That is building my foundation on the Rock of Yeshua Jesus!