“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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.” Phillipians 4: 6 – 7
These words are ringing so true in my life right now. I have always liked this scripture. Anxiety used to consume me and these were words of comfort, words that got me through. Now, though, I am seeing them in a little bit of a different light. “…The peace of God, which transcends all understanding…” IS guarding my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. There is no other explanation, no other way that I could be strong through all that has been going on recently. In reality, the details of what I am going through or you are going through don’t really matter (don’t get me wrong – they do matter but they don’t always need to be shared). It’s our God that matters. He is Faithful, He is my Comfort, He is Just. He wraps His arms of comfort around me and soothes my soul. In the midst of the upheaval, yes, there have been tears and pain, but the peace I feel knowing God is in control is what gets me through and allows me to stop crying and to move forward.
I urge anyone that doubts to give Him a try, He is Real and He is Good.