“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7)
This is the peace that has brought me through many a storm. There is an inexplicable feeling of calm that surrounds your heart when you decide to give God a chance to take upon Himself your life’s biggest burdens. After all, He has already made the ultimate sacrifice 2000 years ago.
How many times have you forgotten to tell God about your problems? How many times have you found yourself wondering where your life is going? Have you felt that desperation of not knowing how you’re going to make it through the next day?
This is something that my parents have taught me by example: when we have faced situations of heartbreak, life-shattering issues, desperate decisions, betrayals, and back-stabbing – no matter what the reason was that our peace of mind was taken away temporarily, I always found my parents sitting down to pray for a little while before going to bed. And every single time, I could feel the burden being lifted from our hearts. You suddenly realize that God has taken up your issue and you can almost hear Him saying to your heart “worry not, my child, leave it to me”.
Now the rest of the world may think these are all symptoms of insanity, because
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18)
You can try and shout it from the rooftops and dig out your heart and show it to the world, and the world would still not understand why you follow the Lord with such devotion. But to a person whose eyes are open to the truth, this good news of a God Who is willing to (and has already done more than enough to) love you with the utmost mercy and give you the greatest peace of mind you have ever felt – it is the power of God.
Sp the next time you are at a point in life where your tears will not stop falling, or when you have that silent ache in your heart that no one could possibly understand, take a minute and take it to the Lord. He is waiting right there by your side hoping you will give Him a chance to help, like a father waiting for His child to turn to Him for help.
This is the peace that we have in our God our Father. You can know the mark of a true Christian by how they deal with life’s heartless punches. A true Christian could be facing a life-or-death situation and still be able to smile with the peace of knowing their Father in heaven is looking out for them. A true Christian is able to deal with the ultimate loneliness in life with no one by their side, and still feel like they are loved the most, because they truly are, by the living God in heaven.
May His peace be with you, and know that my prayers are also with each and every one of you reading this. You are NEVER alone in your fight, whoever you are.