Unwavering peace comes only from God. Those times when I drift away from God and my mind begins to race–robbing me of sleep–and I feel restlessly dissatisfied with life are the times when I deeply appreciate the peace I have found in a close relationship with God. The peaceful state of mind is one of the many benefits of closeness to God which prevents me from straying too far from Him. I lived without peace and satisfaction for too many years and I NEVER want to be there again! I don’t want to live on an emotional roller coaster jerked around by circumstances, possessions and relationships. God gives the same unwavering peace–whether you’re living in a mansion or a prison; married or single; wealthy or penniless–because peace from God never changes. We’re the ones who change. We move away from Him and out of the kingdom of His unchanging peace. When we choose our own will or our favorite sins over HIM–how can we expect to have HIS peace? When I find myself without peace, I must turn away from whatever I’ve allowed to invade my mind and repent so that I am reconciled to His peaceful presence. His Word says that His peace GUARDS our heart and mind: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7) If our heart and mind are guarded by Almighty God, then no force of Satan can invade unless we open the door! God’s peace is our choice. His peace is priceless.