Friday, August 26, 2011
“And the peace of God which transcends all understanding
will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:7 (NIV)
God’s peace-the serenity we experience when we know He is in control- is
difficult to comprehend until we fully trust in Him.
Even when we know God is in charge, we have times where events of life press in on us. Sometimes these stressors come in waves. A friend of mine recently said, “If it’s not one thing, it’s three.” I knew exactly what she meant.
We all have had times when everything looked bleak without any let up in sight. When this happens, we have the choice of complaining about our ‘lot in life’ or we can turn to God and give the situation to Him.
Several years ago I had to step in and take care of my dad’s affairs. This would, again, preclude me from having extra time to work in the church we were in and any writing I had started doing again. As Hubby and I were driving back to Dad’s home from a business meeting, I looked up to heaven and said, “Lord, this is my life.” I wanted God to help me to do what He wanted in order to make this situation align with His plan for my life.
The next few years were not especially easy. But God was there for me even when the times were tough. At times, I felt I was doing this with no help from anyone.
When we received word that Dad had died in his sleep, God was there for us. The Lord took care of the ‘iffy’ things and kept us close to Him. He allowed me to heal from all the hurts and pain caused by the difference in how Dad and I looked at life.
Without God and His peace, I wouldn’t have been able to heal from all we had to go through.