We, as human beings, have such a peace about our life when everything is calm. We praise God for blessing us with such wonderful people, a great job, a loving family and a meal to eat every day. So why is it that when just one of these things seems off kilter, the whole equation of peace rocks us so hard that we can barely breath? That peace that we felt deep in our souls- Where does it go?
The truth is that the peace goes nowhere. The peace of the Lord is embedded in every believer. He is whispering His prayers of peace over my heart right now. The clincher here is, we have to chose to believe in that peace, choose to feel that peace piercing our hearts with truth and choose to charge through life clinging to that peace. So many times our worldly fears overcome us and bring doubt, frustration and anger. Peace does not always mean that life looks and feels great all of the time. Peace is when you know that despite the chaos of the world around you, you can rest in knowing that God, Jehovah Jireh, is the only producer of the piercing peace that gives you hope.
I don't know about you, but I choose to cling to Peace from the Lord and not the chaos and lies of the world. And believe me, I know how difficult that is. I know how difficult it is to choose peace when every fleshly desire is screaming in fear. I know how difficult it can be to have peace that all of my efforts in looking for a job are even worth it. But instead of clinging to doubt and fear, I know that the Lord has prepared Trey and I for "such a time as this".
I am choosing peace today, what are you choosing?
Here is what I read in Jesus Calling Today: