“One of the definitions of “Peace” is: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions.“
Today’s theme is peace, and I for one am very thankful for the peace that God offers.
It’s a peace the surpasses all understanding and comforts when a brother-in-law suddenly dies. (His peace has been so evident in my in-laws and because of them, I too was able seek and accept peace in an unexplainable, unfair and tragic situation.)
It’s a peace that overcomes fear, calms the soul and wipes away all anxieties. (After years of struggling, and only after wrestling with and ultimately submitting to God and accepting His peace, I have been anxiety free for about two years now.)
It is a peace that is perfect.
It is a peace that brings joy in the midst of sorrow.
It is a peace that guards and protects.
I have learned that to have this kind of peace, you have to let go.
Let go of yourself.
Let go of your plans.
Let go of control.
Cast your fears upon Him whose plan is perfect and just. Submit to the will of the One who created you, who loves you, who has a purpose for you and all that you endure.
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. Philippians 4:6-7