Faith & Life: Focusing on Peace and Victory


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Faith & Life: Focusing on Peace and Victory

Embracing peace and believing for victory

by Joanne Troppello


“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” – Saint Francis de Sales

Peace and victory. Those are two words that have been resonating with my soul the last few weeks. In all of my prayer and devotional time, I’ve felt like God was showing me to be at peace and believe in faith for victory.


“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33 (NKJV)

When you’re going through difficulties, it may be hard to focus on God and embracing His peace. However, as Jesus said, we should be of good cheer because He has overcome the world. The older I get and the closer I grow to the Lord, the more my eyes are focused on eternity—especially with all the uncertainty in the world. I am only passing through this world. My real home is in Heaven.


Believing for victory


I tweeted the following tweet last month sharing about how God had been putting the words peace and victory on my heart.

I had a sunflower emoji by the end of my name on all my social media profiles since that was a reminder to me to always seek the sunlight in my life. You can read more about that here in my article, Why the Symbolism of the Sunflower Resonated with Me. I recently changed that emoji to an olive branch to remind me of the meaning—peace and victory—which are the two words God has been placing on my heart.


It may seem silly to some, but having that emoji after my name is a daily reminder to me to focus on embracing peace in God and trusting Him for victory in my life.


Of course, victory does not necessarily mean success or everything being all roses in my life. That’s not a Biblical truth. We read in James that trials will make us stronger.


“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” – James 1:2-4 (NKJV)

Growing from my trials is my victory. My ultimate home is in Heaven. Living here on earth, faithfully growing day by day in God’s grace and embracing His peace, is my victory.


Are you living in peace and victory today in your life?

About the Author



Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.


Connect with Joanne on Twitter and join in cultivating positivity in your life and sharing it with others by subscribing to the Sunflower Quest Community.




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