PEACE IS GOD'S CONTINUAL GIFT TO YOU. It flows abundantly from His throne of grace. Just as the Israelites could not store up manna for the future but had to gather it daily, so it is with God's Peace. The day-by-day collecting of manna kept His people aware of their dependence on Him. Similarly, God will give you sufficient Peace for the present, when you come to Him by prayer and petition with thanksgiving. If God gave you permanent Peace, independent of His Presence, you might fall into the trap of self-sufficiency. May that never be!
God has designed you to need Him moment by moment. As your awareness of your neediness increases, so does your realization of His abundant sufficiency. I can meet every one of your needs without draining His resources at all. Approach My throne of grace with bold confidence, receiving My Peace with a thankful heart.
Moses said to them, "It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat. This is what the Lord has commanded: 'Each one is to gather as much as he needs.' .... No one is to keep any of it until morning." - Exodus 16:15-16, 19
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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... And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7, 19
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. - Hebrews 4:16