Phil 4:7 ESV
"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
One of my favorite things to do is just sit in nature and listen. It is when God's peace fills me with comfort and joy as I sit in awe of His beauty. It is times like these that I go back to when I need to remember His peace and can't find it.
Understanding God's peace is something that gives us strength and comfort, is what helps us in times of trial to move forward with God when we don't have anything left in us to give.
I remember when my mother passed away, I felt so broken. Time stood still. I wanted to comfort my daughter as I saw the pain in her face as well, but I couldn't do anything but mourn for the loss of my mother. I remember leaning down over her bed to give her a hug goodbye, and feeling her body differently as she was getting cold. It was the knowing that I could never hug her again that broke me the most. But it was in this moment of pain that I experienced God's peace that surpassed all understanding.
As I cried over my mother, the hospital chaplain prayed for me. And as he laid his hand on me and prayed for God to give me God's peace, I immediately felt God's presence. It filled me with the warmth I missed from my mothers hug, and a peace that made me know that I would see her again. It was peace that only God can give, when it makes no sense to feel peace. When everything around you is going 90 miles an hour and God's peace makes time stand still. It is only through God's peace that I was able to receive His love in a way that only God could give.
I pray God gives you His peace, and guards your heart and mind with it!
Is this you?
.Do you want to know God more? Do you want someone to help you do so? Do you want someone to walk alongside you who has been in your shoes? Do you feel alone? Do you want to experience the healthier and happier you?