“For thus says the Lord: Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream…” – Isaiah 66:12
Within the circumference of the world, there is no assurance of absolute security and salvation of the human soul. Any soul that is not under the close supervision of the Lord is highly vulnerable to the schemes of mischievous invaders. In the day of adversity, a man without Christ is engrossed with fear and runs from pillar to post in search for peace. But with Jesus on your side, you can walk tall and remain high and dry without entertaining fear of tomorrow. Without Jesus in your life, you cannot experience perfect peace, because in Christ alone is the assurance of peace without limit.
If you have Jesus as your Companion, the riches of heaven are within your reach. The peace of God is one of the riches of heaven, which manifests in form of flood-gate of overflowing peace. While others are troubled and in doubt of what tomorrow holds for them, a man who has God as his Companion has no need to fear. When a man has peace like a river, his destiny cannot be diverted into the storm of life. And whenever he passes through the storm of life, his countenance will not be darkened by the force of the storm.
Peace like a river is the peace that surpasses human comprehension. When your enemies expect you to lose face and bow your head in shame, the peace of the Lord overwhelms you, to give you rest. The secret being that you have the Prince of Peace who holds you by your right hand and tells you not to be afraid. When it seems as if the world will collapse on you and your head remains lifted up, it is a sign that the peace of God is flowing in your life. Therefore, I pray that the peace of God will overwhelm you like a river and keep you rejoicing, to disappoint those waiting for your day of sorrow and shame in Jesus name.