Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.— Colossians 3:14-15
Have you ever had one of those days when there was so much confusion whirling around your head that you felt like screaming, “STOP”?
From time to time, everyone has that kind of a day. When God says “rule” you, He’s talking about God’s supernatural peace dominating and governing every emotion and situation that confronts you. And there is no worse roller-coaster ride than when you are being knocked all over the place by emotions that are out of control!
Colossians 3:15 could be translated:
“Let the peace of God call the shots in your life….”
“Let the peace of God be the umpire in your life and actions….”
“Let the peace of God act as referee in your emotions and your decisions….”
Even though it’s true “that everyone has hard days and difficult weeks, you don’t have to surrender to those emotions that try to steal your joy, disturb your relationships, and rob you of your victory. When you feel overwhelmed by problems or emotions that are hitting you from every direction, just stop a moment and deliberately set your heart and mind on Jesus and the Word of God. As you do this, the wonderful supernatural peace of God will rise up from your spirit and take control!”