One thing I’ve been thinking of, while preparing to write you today; is that no matter what I’ve faced lately…I always seem to experience a peace in the midst of the storm. It’s as if everything is raging around me; but deep within, I truly feel the peaceful presence of God…reassuring me that He is there for me…and that is what we need right now for sure.
How many times have we become so caught up in the storms of life; that we find ourselves being batter and beaten by the winds of adversity? Don’t we realize that there is a place that can surround us with peace…even while walking in the midst of the worst storm?
I remember a time, when the fiercest storms were entering my life. It seemed that these storms were so fierce at the time; that I could barely keep my head above the troubled waters. Dark skies surrounded my heart and the rain that fell within was flooding my soul; but then a time came, when God led me to a Bible verse in John 14:27…and we read… “I am leaving you with a gift…peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t fragile like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
One thing I have truly come to see; is that the peace of God can truly sustain us during the hard and difficult times of life; for it’s a peace that steadies us along and keeps us upright in spirit…no matter what may be coming our way at the time.
Many times in my life, I have experienced deep heartache from the past; but as I began to truly focus my attention on God, rather than the storm; that is when I came to see that even while these storms were raging and out of control; I could still experience a peace like no other…and even to this day I experience that same kind of peace.
You know…when we think about it; a worldly peace is only a temporary form of comfort; for there is no power attached to it…only words that fade with time. It’s a peace that doesn’t reside within the heart…only a surface peace…sometimes made up of empty promises. In other words…a peace that cannot be trusted to carry us through the difficult times we’re facing. I don’t know about you; but when I’m seeking peace and comfort in the midst of a storm…I’m looking for something that is everlasting and eternal…a peace that doesn’t fade away with time; but instead, a peace that continues to sustain me and hold me in arms of love, while sheltering me from the storm…and the only kind of peace I’ve found to be true; is an eternal peace that comes from God…the most powerful being of all.
I remember a time in my life, when I would turn to materialistic things…or even food, as a means of comforting myself; but the only bad thing about that; is that when the food got eaten and the good feeling of having something new faded away; then I was back to square one…just me and the problem.
Especially now, as we continue to live in uncertain times; we need a peace that can keep us lifted to our feet, while bringing comfort to these uncertain moments we’re facing. You know…we can search and search for that peace in this world; but through my own experiences, the search will only lead us to needless moments of suffering. Instead of trying to hold to something that will only become a form of temporary comfort; why not invite God into these moments you’re facing. Let Him fill the emptiness within and let Him allow you to reside with a peace that can calm the fiercest storm. One thing I know for sure…when we choose to go this route; then no matter what may be swirling around us; there will be a peace within that will never allow anything in life to shatter or break us; but rather, this peace will keep us strong…comforted and distant from the storms of life…AMEN!!
Blessings on your day!
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